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Hartlepool and Charlton have been underperforming in their respective leagues but their run in the EFL Trophy this season has been exemplary. Now, they face in a crucial fixture in the Quarter-finals.
Hartlepool vs Charlton: Top Free Betting Tips
This is a difficult game to predict. Despite being in two different leagues, no team has been placed as a big favorite here and given their performances to date, Hartlepool and Charlton are completely equal. This will be an interesting Quarter-final.
Total Goals – Under 2.5
Both Hartlepool and Charlton had some extremely goal-packed games during the group stage of the EFL Trophy. Yet, since the play-offs began, both sides have had predominantly under 2.5 games and we expect the same for this upcoming fixture. The teams have not played against each other in 10 years, so we do not have a clear idea of how they would perform but we know that they are quite leveled and it will be a difficult game. We expect more defense and less opportunities for both sides, and thus, fewer goals.
Double Chance – Hartlepool or Draw
Hartlepool are in League Two while Charlton are in League One. Logically, Bolton should be the better team in this fixture but we do not see it that way. Both sides are in the bottom half of the tables in their respective leagues, which means that they are not among the better teams. Hartlepool, however, had some serious wins to date in the EFL Trophy and they already beat several League One teams – Bolton, Sheffield Wednesday, Morecambe. They also beat a couple of other League One teams for the EFL Cup and FA Cups – Wycombe, Lincoln, Crewe. Overall, they beat half of the upper league this season already and we expect another solid performance for the EFL Trophy.
Team Total Goals – Charlton Under 1.5
As explained above, we expect a positive result for Hartlepool and few goals in this fixture. With this said, we expect that Charlton will not score more than one goal in this fixture, if they score at all. The team has not been too good on the offense this season and Hartlepool appear to be extra motivated for this tournament. There is a good chance that this game will not have goals at all and it might end in a 0:0 draw at the regular time.
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FAQs regarding Hartlepool vs Charlton
• In which place is Hartlepool in League Two?
Hartlepool are far from the good teams in League Two but they are also safe from relegation at this point – 16th with 30 points after 26 games.
• In which place is Charlton in League One?
Charlton are in a similar position but in League One – in the middle of the table with low chances of either promotion or relegation – 14th with 33 points.
• When does the match start?
This game has been scheduled for 19:00 UTC on Tuesday, January 25.