FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

History of the Hartlepool United v Torquay United fixture

Torquay Utd. 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 36 games played, Gulls have recorded 9 wins, and Hartlepool U. have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2003, as the Pool edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 01 FebHartlepool U.3 - 2Torquay Utd.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 24 AugTorquay Utd.1 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 09 FebHartlepool U.4 - 1Torquay Utd.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 20 OctTorquay Utd.1 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
2000/2001Tue 20 FebHartlepool U.3 - 1Torquay Utd.LGE2
2000/2001Tue 12 SepTorquay Utd.1 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
1999/2000Sat 18 MarHartlepool U.2 - 0Torquay Utd.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

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

Torquay Utd. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Gulls's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Hartlepool U. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 11 points from their 8 games played so far, Torquay Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League One with a return of just 6 points from their 8 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.62228108
Torquay Utd.6123585

FootyMad's prediction ...

Torquay Utd. have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Hartlepool U. may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Torquay Utd. 5 games since last away draw.