FM Preview: Hartlepool United v Portsmouth 30 Nov 2013

Footymad preview History of the Hartlepool United v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Most of the previous games have been drawn, but the remainder have resulted in a win for Pompey.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Victoria Park was less than a year ago, in February 2013, when they played out a goalless draw in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Tue 12 Feb Hartlepool U. 0-0 Portsmouth League One
2012/2013 Sat 26 Jan Portsmouth 1 - 3 Hartlepool U. League One
1979/1980 Sat 03 Nov Portsmouth 2 - 1 Hartlepool U. Fourth Division
1979/1980 Sat 18 Aug Hartlepool U. 0 - 3 Portsmouth Fourth Division
1978/1979 Sat 18 Nov Portsmouth 3 - 0 Hartlepool U. Fourth Division
1978/1979 Fri 25 Aug Hartlepool U. 1 - 1 Portsmouth Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Pools in those games, with 7 conceded.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Pompey have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hartlepool United see themselves just below half way in the Skybet League Two, showing a record of 24 points from their 18 games played so far,

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 17 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Hartlepool United 6 2 2 2 7 7 8
Portsmouth 6 1 2 3 7 13 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Hartlepool United Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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