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History of the Hartlepool United v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere Rvs. face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 51 games played, Rovers have recorded 14 wins, and Hartlepool U. have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 10 AugTranmere Rvs.2 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 17 JanTranmere Rvs.0 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 16 AugHartlepool U.0 - 0Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Pool's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Tranmere Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, remaining unbeaten in the last six, though five of those have been draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Rovers, and 7 goals against.

Hartlepool U.'s total of 58 points from their 35 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One. Tranmere Rvs. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 62 points from 35 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.620410126
Tranmere Rvs.6141877

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Tranmere Rvs. only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Victoria Park will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Tranmere Rvs. Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.