FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 05 October 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Lincoln City v Hartlepool United fixture

Lincoln City are ready to welcome Hartlepool United to Sincil Bank Stadium on Friday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 35 wins out of 52 previous matches.

The previous match played between the two at Sincil Bank Stadium was more than three years back, in March 2003, with Lincoln City running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 13 NovHartlepool U.3 - 0Lincoln CityFAC
2002/2003Tue 04 MarLincoln City3-0Hartlepool U.LGE2
2002/2003Tue 17 SepHartlepool U.2 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2001/2002Tue 05 MarHartlepool U.1 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2001/2002Tue 25 SepLincoln City2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
2000/2001Tue 27 MarHartlepool U.1 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2000/2001Tue 30 JanLincoln City1 - 0Hartlepool U.ASSM

Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Hartlepool U. however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Pools, and 6 goals against.

Lincoln City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 23 points from 12 games. Hartlepool U.'s total of 18 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Lincoln City6303889
Hartlepool U.641114713

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Lincoln City only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Lincoln City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Hartlepool U. Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.