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Exeter welcome Hartlepool to St. James’ Park on Saturday in England’s League Two. The Grecians are targeting their third win on the bounce in the fourth tier this weekend. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Exeter vs Hartlepool – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Exeter are favourites to strengthen their playoff push with a victory over Hartlepool in Devon on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Exeter to Win
After a wobbly period during the festivities, Exeter have found their footing again in League Two and the Grecians look a solid bet to win for the third time in as many games when they host Hartlepool on Saturday. Pools have been dismal on the road this term and they hold the league’s worst away record having lost ten times in 13 matches on their travels. That run is difficult to ignore and bettors are advised to oppose Hartlepool again this weekend.
Both Teams to Score – No
Exeter have sewn up the gaps in their defence and City looked more like their robust selves in their last three fixtures, keeping a clean sheet on each occasion. Hartlepool meanwhile, have failed to notch in three of their last four away games and their lack of bite in the final third should scupper their chances at St. James’ Park. Exeter are defensively sound enough to keep Pools at arm’s length, so back both teams not to score in Devon.
Over 1.5 Exeter Team Goals
Matthew Taylor’s Exeter have rattled the net at least twice in seven of their last nine home games and that consistent goal-scoring pattern could continue against the league’s worst away team on Saturday. Only Scunthorpe (28) have conceded more often on their travels than Hartlepool (25) this term and Pools have shipped just shy of two goals per game on average on the road. Exeter are more than capable of plundering twice against their visitor’s leaky backline and they are a great option in the over 1.5 team goals market with that in mind.
Exeter vs Hartlepool Match Preview: Exeter putting the foot down
Exeter look ready to kick on again following an up and down couple of months and having claimed seven points from the last nine available to them, the Grecians can approach Saturday’s game with confidence. Star striker Matt Jay hasn’t found the net since October however and the club’s leading scorer will be hoping to end his nine-match dry spell this weekend.
Hartlepool were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Stevenage in their last League Two test and Pools have managed to win just once in their last 12 fixtures overall. Their poor run represents quite a fall from grace following their promising start to the campaign and new boss Graeme Lee hasn’t masterminded a victory since winning his first game in charge against Rochdale in early December.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Exeter vs Hartlepool
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Exeter vs Hartlepool Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Is this game on TV?
Exeter vs Hartlepool is not being shown live on TV in the UK.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Can either team win the title this season?
Neither club is in the running to win the League Two title this term.