FM Preview: Peterborough United v Hartlepool United 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Peterborough United v Hartlepool United fixture

Peterborough are ready to welcome Hartlepool United to London Road Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Posh are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 6 of the 26 games.

The previous match played between the two at London Road Ground was within the last three years, in August 2008, with Hartlepool U. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Posh in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 09 OctHartlepool U.2 - 0PeterboroughLGE1
2008/2009Sat 07 MarHartlepool U.1 - 2PeterboroughLGE1
2008/2009Sat 30 AugPeterborough1-2Hartlepool U.LGE1
2006/2007Sat 30 DecHartlepool U.1 - 0PeterboroughLGE2
2006/2007Sat 23 SepPeterborough3 - 5Hartlepool U.LGE2
2004/2005Tue 05 AprHartlepool U.2 - 2PeterboroughLGE1
2004/2005Sat 23 OctPeterborough3 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Peterborough United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the Posh in those games, with 11 conceded.

The Pools have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. While the Pools have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Peterborough's total of 36 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League One. Hartlepool U.'s 33 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.62136107

FootyMad's prediction ...

Peterborough may be coming up against a decent side in Hartlepool U., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Posh. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Peterborough Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Hartlepool U. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.