FM Preview: Exeter City v Hartlepool United 14 Jan 2012

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Exeter City v Hartlepool United fixture

Exeter City prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 24 wins out of 36 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St James' Park was less than a year ago, in February 2011, with Hartlepool United inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Grecians in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 03 Sep Hartlepool U. 2 - 0 Exeter City League One
2010/2011 Sat 26 Feb Exeter City 1-2 Hartlepool U. League One
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Hartlepool U. 2 - 3 Exeter City League One
2009/2010 Sat 01 May Hartlepool U. 1 - 1 Exeter City League One
2009/2010 Sat 03 Oct Exeter City 3 - 1 Hartlepool U. League One
2002/2003 Sat 08 Feb Hartlepool U. 2 - 1 Exeter City League Division Three
2002/2003 Sat 09 Nov Exeter City 1 - 2 Hartlepool U. League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Exeter City haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Grecians in those games, with 3 conceded.

The Pools have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Pools's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Exeter City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 25 points from their 25 matches.

Hartlepool United see themselves just below half way in the npower League One, showing a record of 32 points from their 25 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Exeter City 6 1 2 3 4 9 5
Hartlepool United 6 2 0 4 6 8 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Exeter City are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Exeter City Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Hartlepool United 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.

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