FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 28 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Doncaster Rovers v Hartlepool United fixture

Doncaster Rvs. are ready to welcome Hartlepool United to Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 24 and lost only 9 of the 46 games.

The previous match played between the two at Keepmoat Stadium was within the last three years, in August 2005, with Hartlepool U. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Rovers 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:
2007/2008Sat 18 AugHartlepool U.2 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
2006/2007Tue 31 OctHartlepool U.1 - 3Doncaster Rvs.ASSM
2005/2006Sat 25 FebHartlepool U.1 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 13 AugDoncaster Rvs.0-1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 23 AprDoncaster Rvs.2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 06 NovHartlepool U.2 - 1Doncaster Rvs.LGE1
2000/2001Tue 09 JanHartlepool U.3 - 1Doncaster Rvs.ASSM

Recent respective form guides

Doncaster Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Hartlepool U. is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Pools have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Doncaster Rvs.'s total of 44 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One. Hartlepool U. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 33 points from their 27 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Doncaster Rvs.64118613
Hartlepool U.61329126

FootyMad's prediction ...

Though Doncaster Rvs. are not exactly setting the world alight at Keepmoat Stadium in recent games, I can confidently predict that they will easily sweep aside the opposition put before them. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Doncaster Rvs. 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Hartlepool U. Not won in previous 7 away matches.