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The third round of England's EFL Trophy is upon us and this fixture will put League Two's Hartlepool against Everton U21. Both teams have equal chances of getting to the next stage and this match will decide who passes.
Hartlepool vs Everton U21: Top Free Betting Tips
Hartlepool has high ambitions for this season of League Two football although they are slightly behind in the standings. The team got promoted from National League last season and is already looking towards another promotion. Will they focus their efforts to the domestic league or will they pursue the EFL trophy as well?
- Market: Full Time Result
- Our tip: Hartlepool
- Odds: 0.9/1 (1.90)
- Market: Team Total Goals
- Our tip: Hartlepool Over 1.5
- Odds: 0.8/1 (1.80)
- Market: Team To Score in Half
- Our tip: Hartlepool 2nd Half (Yes)
- Odds: 0.5/1 (1.50)
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Full Time Result – Hartlepool
Hartlepool is the strongest home team in League Two. After 7 rounds, they have not lost a single match at home and are literal goal machines for this level of English football. Everton's U21 formation did not participate in last year's edition of the tournament and it is quite obvious that their line up is not made of players that are used to playing together. They scored a win in the first round but we believe that they do not stand a chance against Hartlepool at home.
Team Total Goals – Hartlepool Over 1.5
Hartlepool have been spectacular at home, as we already explained – not a single loss since the start of the season (apart from their match against Crewe for the EFL Cup). In more than half of their matches, they have scored 2 or more goals. Everton U21 is not a spectacular youth formation, definitely not among the strong examples. Last round, they lost 2:0 to Carlisle, another team from League Two but also one of the weakest there. Hartlepool are on a completely different level and we expect them to win with several goals scored.
Team To Score in Half – Hartlepool in 2nd Half (Yes)
Hartlepool is a team that plays better after the break. It is something we have seen in most of their matches and thus, almost all of their goals this season have been scored in the second half. We expect them to score at least once after the break and the odds, although quite low, are good enough for a high stake.
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FAQs regarding Hartlepool vs Everton U21
• How many goals have Hartlepool scored at home in League Two this season?
Hartlepool is one of two teams that have not lost a match at home after 7/8 rounds. Their record is 6/1/0 and they have scored 12 goals in those 7 matches.
• In which places are Hartlepool and Everton U21 in the EFL Trophy group standings?
This will be the last match for both teams which will decide who will continue to the next stage. Both teams have 3 points each and are 2nd and 3rd. The winner will proceed to the next round.