FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Tranmere Rovers v Hartlepool United fixture

Tranmere Rvs. prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at Prenton Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 36 wins out of 52 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Prenton Park was just last season, in October 2002, with Tranmere Rvs. annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a (Associate Members) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 16 AugHartlepool U.0 - 0Tranmere Rvs.LD2
2002/2003Tue 22 OctTranmere Rvs.5-0Hartlepool U.AM
2002/2003Tue 10 SepHartlepool U.1 - 2Tranmere Rvs.LC
1997/1998Tue 26 AugHartlepool U.2 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LC
1997/1998Tue 12 AugTranmere Rvs.3 - 1Hartlepool U.LC
1988/1989Sat 15 AprHartlepool U.2 - 2Tranmere Rvs.DIV4
1988/1989Fri 30 SepTranmere Rvs.2 - 1Hartlepool U.DIV4

Recent respective form guides

Tranmere Rovers are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 6 conceded.

Hartlepool U. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Pool have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Tranmere Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 25 matches. Hartlepool U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Two, picking up 38 from their 25 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Tranmere Rvs.6231989
Hartlepool U.6213577

FootyMad's prediction ...

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Tranmere Rvs. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Hartlepool U. 9 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.