FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Hartlepool United v Peterborough United fixture

Peterborough travel to take on Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 11 of the 22 previous games, with the hosts winning just 7.

The last time the two teams met at Hartlepool U. was just over four years ago, in December 1999, the Pool carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 09 AugPeterborough3 - 4Hartlepool U.LD2
1999/2000Sat 04 DecHartlepool U.1 - 0PeterboroughLD3
1999/2000Sat 07 AugPeterborough2 - 1Hartlepool U.LD3
1998/1999Sat 06 MarPeterborough1 - 1Hartlepool U.LD3
1998/1999Sat 26 SepHartlepool U.1 - 2PeterboroughLD3
1997/1998Sat 02 MayPeterborough0 - 0Hartlepool U.LD3
1997/1998Tue 21 OctHartlepool U.2 - 1PeterboroughLD3

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Pool in those games, with 4 conceded.

Peterborough have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Posh have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hartlepool U.'s 35 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Peterborough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 27 points from 25 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Pool, as the Posh have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Peterborough Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.