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History of the Swindon Town v Hartlepool United fixture

Swindon Town prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at County Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Robins are clearly on top, having won 7 and lost only 2 of the 12 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at County Ground was less than a year ago, in February 2009, with Hartlepool U. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Robins in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 24 FebSwindon Town0-1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2008/2009Fri 03 OctHartlepool U.3 - 3Swindon TownLGE1
2007/2008Sat 22 DecSwindon Town2 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 15 SepHartlepool U.1 - 1Swindon TownLGE1
2006/2007Sat 03 FebSwindon Town0 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 05 AugHartlepool U.0 - 1Swindon TownLGE2
2005/2006Sat 08 AprSwindon Town1 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Swindon Town haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

The Pools have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Pools's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Swindon Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 19 points from their 12 games so far. Hartlepool U. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 12 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swindon Town6150878
Hartlepool U.6123695

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Robins's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Hartlepool U.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Swindon Town Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Hartlepool U. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.