Brentford face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Bees have recorded 5 wins, and Hartlepool U. have come away with 8 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Brentford inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Pool in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 12 Feb||Hartlepool U.||0 - 1||Brentford||FAC|
|2004/2005||Sat 29 Jan||Brentford||0 - 0||Hartlepool U.||FAC|
|2004/2005||Tue 19 Oct||Brentford||2 - 1||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Mar||Hartlepool U.||1 - 2||Brentford||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Sep||Brentford||2 - 1||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Sat 03 Apr||Hartlepool U.||0 - 1||Brentford||LGE2|
|1998/1999||Sat 17 Oct||Brentford||3 - 1||Hartlepool U.||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Hartlepool United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Pool in those games, with 6 conceded.
The Bees have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Hartlepool U.'s total of 55 points from their 31 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One. Brentford lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 50 from their 30 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Bees could well see them head back from Victoria Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw
|Hartlepool U.||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Brentford||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
10 games since last defeat.