Hartlepool's season so far
Hartlepool United come into this game in 19th place in Sky Bet League 2, with 27 points from their 26 games so far.
A poor run of one win from nine games saw manager Craig Hignett leave the club last week, with former Wolves, Cardiff City & Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones appointed as new manager on Wednesday. He will only have a watching brief for our game however, with caretaker Sam Collins taking charge of Pools.
Hartlepool's home form this season has resulted in three wins, five draws and five defeats from 13 league games. Apart from a 5-0 defeat against Cambridge United and 3-1 win for Leyton Orient, league games at the Northern Gas and Power Stadium have tended to be quite tight and settled by just a single goal. That would explain why Pools have scored just 14 goals in those 13 games, whilst conceding 19.
Hartlepool's recent results
Crawley 1-0 Hartlepool
Hartlepool 0-1 Grimsby Town
Accrington 2-2 Hartlepool
Hartlepool 3-2 Morecambe
Hartlepool 0-1 Blackpool
Portsmouth 0-0 Hartlepool
Hartlepool 0-5 Cambridge
Hartlepool must be sick of the sight of Stevenage, who have remained unbeaten against Pools in all of their 10 previous meetings which includes 8 wins:
September 2016 - Stevenage 6-1 Hartlepool
February 2016 - Hartlepool 1-2 Stevenage
August 2015 - Stevenage 2-0 Hartlepool
February 2015 - Hartlepool 1-3 Stevenage
August 2014 - Stevenage 1-0 Hartlepool
April 2013 - Stevenage 1-0 Hartlepool
December 2012 - Hartlepool 0-2 Stevenage
March 2012 - Hartlepool 0-0 Stevenage
November 2011 - Hartlepool 0-1 Stevenage
August 2011 - Stevenage 2-2 Hartlepool
Last time we met
The most recent meeting was back in September where Pools scored first but were then hit for six thanks to goals from Tom Pett, Tyler Walker (2), Dean Wells, Michael Tonge (pen) and Matt Godden.
Betting with Sky Bet:
Stevenage can be backed at 13/10
with Sky Bet to return with three points from Saturday's long trip north to Hartlepool.
Sky Bet have priced Pools up at 2/1
for the win and the draw is available at 12/5
The Correct Score Group Betting from Sky Bet offers 5/2
for Stevenage to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.
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