FM Preview: Hartlepool United v Southampton 04 Dec 2010

Last updated : 03 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Hartlepool United v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Saints won the only previous game contested between the two teams.

The only previous meeting between Hartlepool U. and Southampton at was just last season, in November 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a League One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 23 MarSouthampton3 - 2Hartlepool U.LGE1
2009/2010Tue 24 NovHartlepool U.1 - 3SouthamptonLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Saints's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Hartlepool U. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 23 points from their 17 games played so far, Southampton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League One, picking up 28 from their 18 games so far.

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

The away form of the Saints has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Hartlepool U.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Southampton 4 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.