FM Preview: Walsall v Hartlepool United 24 Nov 2012

Footymad preview History of the Walsall v Hartlepool United fixture

Walsall prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at Bescot Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 26 games played, Saddlers have recorded 13 wins, and Hartlepool United have come away with 6 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bescot Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2012, when they played out a goalless draw in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Mar Walsall 0-0 Hartlepool U. League One
2011/2012 Sat 13 Aug Hartlepool U. 1 - 1 Walsall League One
2010/2011 Sat 19 Mar Walsall 5 - 2 Hartlepool U. League One
2010/2011 Sat 25 Sep Hartlepool U. 2 - 1 Walsall League One
2009/2010 Sat 24 Apr Walsall 3 - 1 Hartlepool U. League One
2009/2010 Sat 26 Sep Hartlepool U. 3 - 0 Walsall League One
2008/2009 Sat 07 Feb Hartlepool U. 2 - 2 Walsall League One

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Recent respective form guides

Walsall's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Saddlers have scored 8, a worringly large 15 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Hartlepool United is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Pools have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Walsall find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 19 matches.

Hartlepool United find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 19 games have yielded only 8 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Walsall 6 0 3 3 6 12 3
Hartlepool United 6 0 1 5 4 18 1

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Saddlers to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Walsall Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 13 most recent games.
Hartlepool United Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 14 away matches.
An overall losing run of 5 games.
No win in the 18 most recent games.

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