FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 15 January 2010 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, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Dons will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them being consigned to defeat by opponents in 5 of the 8 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners 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:
2009/2010Sat 08 AugMilton Keynes0 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 14 FebMilton Keynes3 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 15 NovHartlepool U.1 - 3Milton KeynesLGE1
2006/2007Sat 13 JanHartlepool U.1 - 0Milton KeynesLGE2
2006/2007Sat 09 SepMilton Keynes0 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2
2005/2006Mon 17 AprMilton Keynes2 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 22 OctHartlepool U.2 - 1Milton KeynesLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Milton Keynes have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the The Dons have hit 10 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hartlepool U.'s 30 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Milton Keynes lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 36 from their 24 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.621311117
Milton Keynes63031179

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the The Dons out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Hartlepool U.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Milton Keynes 13 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.