FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

History of the Hartlepool United v Swindon Town fixture

Swindon travel to take on Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. Only 1 defeats have been registered in the 5 games, with 2 ending in victory.

The last time the two teams met at Hartlepool U. was well over fifteen years ago, back in September 1985, the Pool carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Fourth Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sat 17 NovSwindon3 - 1Hartlepool U.FAC
1985/1986Tue 25 MarSwindon3 - 1Hartlepool U.DIV4
1985/1986Sat 28 SepHartlepool U.1 - 0SwindonDIV4
1984/1985Sun 31 MarSwindon2 - 1Hartlepool U.DIV4
1984/1985Sat 01 SepHartlepool U.2 - 2SwindonDIV4
1983/1984Sat 10 MarHartlepool U.0 - 1SwindonDIV4
1983/1984Sat 12 NovSwindon3 - 2Hartlepool U.DIV4

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. The Pool have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

The away form of Swindon is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Robins have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hartlepool U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Two, picking up 28 points from their 19 games so far. Swindon's 28 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Swindon 7 games since last away draw.