FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 26 October 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Hartlepool United v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & HA travel to take on Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The last time the two teams met at Hartlepool U. was just over four years ago, in September 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 03 AprBrighton & HA2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 27 SepHartlepool U.0 - 0Brighton & HALGE1
2000/2001Sat 17 MarHartlepool U.2 - 2Brighton & HALGE2
2000/2001Wed 18 OctBrighton & HA4 - 2Hartlepool U.LGE2
1999/2000Tue 07 MarHartlepool U.0 - 0Brighton & HALGE2
1999/2000Sat 06 NovBrighton & HA1 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
1998/1999Sat 20 MarHartlepool U.0 - 0Brighton & HALGE2

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 Pools in those games, with 6 conceded.

Brighton & HA have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.

Hartlepool U.'s 17 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Brighton & HA's 17 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.631213910
Brighton & HA63215211

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Brighton & HA only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Victoria Park will be a good result. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Brighton & HA Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.