FM Preview: Hartlepool United v Sheffield United 02 Oct 2012

Last updated : 01 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Hartlepool United v Sheffield United fixture

Sheffield United face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Tuesday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 2 of the 5 previous games, with the hosts winning just 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Victoria Park was less than a year ago, in March 2012, with Sheffield United inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Pools in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 31 Mar Hartlepool U. 0-1 Sheff. Utd. League One
2011/2012 Sat 31 Dec Sheff. Utd. 3 - 1 Hartlepool U. League One
2011/2012 Tue 09 Aug Hartlepool U. 1 - 1 Sheff. Utd. League Cup
2010/2011 Wed 11 Aug Hartlepool U. 2 - 0 Sheff. Utd. League Cup
1992/1993 Sat 23 Jan Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Hartlepool U. F.A. Cup
1988/1989 Tue 06 Sep Sheff. Utd. 2 - 0 Hartlepool U. League Cup
1988/1989 Tue 30 Aug Hartlepool U. 2 - 2 Sheff. Utd. League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Sheffield United have an average recent record on the road, remaining unbeaten in the last six, though five of those have been draws. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Hartlepool United are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 6 points from their 8 games thus far.

Sheffield United lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League One, picking up 15 from their 9 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Hartlepool United 6 1 2 3 7 13 5
Sheffield United 6 2 4 0 9 6 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the The Blades of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Victoria Park with Sheffield United coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Hartlepool United Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Sheffield United Undefeated in last 7 away games.
16 games since last defeat.

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