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Hartlepool face Bristol Rovers in England’s League Two on Saturday. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our match preview.
Hartlepool vs Bristol Rovers – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Hartlepool put their perfect home record on the line when Bristol Rovers visit Victoria Park on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s contest below.
- Double Chance
- Draw or Bristol Rovers
- Total Goals
- Under 2.5 Goals
- Match Handicap
- Bristol Rovers +1 Goal
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Bristol Rovers Double Chance
After a less than inspiring start to the campaign, promotion favourites Bristol Rovers are finally starting to look the part in League Two and their haul of ten points from the last 15 on offer is a promising return. Hartlepool have a perfect winning record at Victoria Park this term, though they have benefitted from a kind run of games there. Rovers should provide a much stiffer test and we’re backing them to avoid defeat in Durham.
Under 2.5 Goals
Joey Barton’s Pirates have been making strides of late and their improvement has been built on a solid defensive platform. Rovers have kept clean sheets in three of their last five matches in all competitions, while six of their last seven assignments have produced under 2.5 goals. We’re tipping their robust rearguard to come to the fore again at Victoria Park and we recommend sticking to the under 2.5 goals market as a result.
Bristol Rovers +1 Match Handicap
Rovers’ stout defending also makes them an enticing price in the +1 match handicap stakes this weekend. A similar bet would have returned a win in four of Bristol Rovers’ last five games and having conceded just one goal in their last 270 minutes of football, the same handicap line could be worth pursuing when The Pirates set sail for Hartlepool.
Hartlepool vs Bristol Rovers: Match Preview
Newly-promoted Hartlepool have excelled at home since their return to the Football League, though a run of winnable games at Victoria Park should temper excitement. Pools were denied a share of the spoils by a last-minute winner for Tranmere at Prenton Park last weekend – which was their second defeat in as many games on the road since the summer.
Bristol Rovers’ confidence is on the up following a run of just one defeat in five matches and The Pirates’ 1-0 triumph over Crawley last time out puts them within swinging distance of the playoff places in League Two’s congested table. Rovers haven’t quite clicked into gear in the final third yet, though their troubles up top have been offset by some excellent defensive displays. Ex-Republic of Ireland international Glenn Whelan joined the club on a free transfer earlier this week and the 37-year-old could make his debut on Saturday.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Hartlepool vs Bristol Rovers
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Hartlepool vs Bristol Rovers Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Saturday’s game will be played at Victoria Park.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1) on September 11.
Which team is currently higher in the table?
Hartlepool are in 7th spot, while Bristol Rovers are further down in 16th.