FootyMAD Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 22 August 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Bristol City v Hartlepool United fixture

Bristol City play host to Hartlepool United at Ashton Gate on Saturday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Robins have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The last time the two teams met at Bristol City was well over fifteen years ago, back in September 1983, with Bristol City running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Fourth Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1983/1984Sat 28 JanHartlepool2 - 2Bristol CityDIV4
1983/1984Sat 10 SepBristol City2-0HartlepoolDIV4
1982/1983Sat 26 FebBristol City2 - 0HartlepoolDIV4
1982/1983Sat 16 OctHartlepool3 - 1Bristol CityDIV4

Recent respective form guides

Bristol City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Robins have smashed 13 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 2.

In complete contrast to Bristol City, Hartlepool are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Pool have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Bristol City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 4 points from 2 games. Hartlepool lie just outside the playoff positions in the Natiowide League Division Two, picking up 4 from their 2 games so far.

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

Bristol City may be coming up against a decent side in Hartlepool, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Robins. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol City Unbeaten in the last 11 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Hartlepool Not won in previous 9 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.