FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Hartlepool United fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 8 games played, Pirates have recorded 4 wins, and Hartlepool U. have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2009, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a League One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 18 AugHartlepool U.1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 02 MayBristol Rvs.4-1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2008/2009Tue 25 NovHartlepool U.1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 05 AprBristol Rvs.0 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2007/2008Fri 12 OctHartlepool U.1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2006/2007Sat 05 MayHartlepool U.1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 09 DecBristol Rvs.0 - 2Hartlepool U.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.

The away form of Hartlepool U. is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Pools have hit 10 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs.'s 35 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Hartlepool U.'s 30 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.6213457
Hartlepool U.61147154

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Hartlepool U. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Pirates in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Won 4 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Hartlepool U. Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.