FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Hartlepool United v Milton Keynes Dons fixture

Milton Keynes face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having managed to conjure up just 1 wins from the previous 6 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2005, the Pools carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 09 SepMilton Keynes0 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
2005/2006Mon 17 AprMilton Keynes2 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 22 OctHartlepool U.2 - 1Milton KeynesLGE1
2004/2005Mon 03 JanHartlepool U.5 - 0Milton KeynesLGE1
2004/2005Sat 25 SepMilton Keynes4 - 2Hartlepool U.LGE1
1982/1983Sat 19 MarWimbledon2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
1982/1983Sat 06 NovHartlepool U.1 - 0WimbledonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the Pools score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 1.

Milton Keynes's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the The Dons pummel 12 goals, and let in 5.

Hartlepool U. are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 48 points from 27 games. Milton Keynes are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 52 points from their 27 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.65107116
Milton Keynes641112513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Milton Keynes are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Milton Keynes 3 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.