FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

History of the Hartlepool United v Chesterfield fixture

Chesterfield face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Spireites will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2004, with Hartlepool U. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 02 MarHartlepool U.2 - 0ChesterfieldLGE1
2003/2004Tue 21 OctChesterfield1 - 2Hartlepool U.LGE1
2000/2001Tue 16 JanChesterfield0 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
2000/2001Sat 19 AugHartlepool U.1 - 2ChesterfieldLGE2
1994/1995Sat 25 MarChesterfield2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
1994/1995Sat 03 SepHartlepool U.0 - 2ChesterfieldLGE2
1990/1991Sat 19 JanHartlepool U.2 - 0ChesterfieldLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Pool, with 7 goals against.

In complete contrast to Hartlepool U., Chesterfield are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Spireites have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hartlepool U.'s 17 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Chesterfield lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 18 from their 12 games so far.

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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 Spireites have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Chesterfield Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.