FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 21 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Hartlepool United v Brentford fixture

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:
2004/2005Sat 12 FebHartlepool U.0 - 1BrentfordFAC
2004/2005Sat 29 JanBrentford0 - 0Hartlepool U.FAC
2004/2005Tue 19 OctBrentford2 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 27 MarHartlepool U.1 - 2BrentfordLGE1
2003/2004Sat 20 SepBrentford2 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
1998/1999Sat 03 AprHartlepool U.0 - 1BrentfordLGE2
1998/1999Sat 17 OctBrentford3 - 1Hartlepool 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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.63126510

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

Sequence statistics:
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.