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The second semi-final of this seasons' EFL Trophy is between two curious teams from two different divisions – Hartlepool and Rotherham.
Hartlepool vs Rotherham: Top Free Betting Tips
There should be an obvious difference between these two teams but Hartlepool have the abilities and motivation to surprise us.
Both Teams To Score – Yes
As mentioned above, Rotherham should be the better team here as they are the top team in the upper tier of English football. They have been absolutely dominant this season and have scored 62 goals in 36 league games – one of the top performances in the league. On the other side, however, Hartlepool are actually one of the strongest host in League Two and we can generally expect some good things from them too. We think that the two teams will score goals here as we expect a high-scoring game and a lot of thrills.
Match Result – Draw
Once again, we bet against the favorites here but there is a really good chance to see a draw here. Both teams have been quite dominant on their way to the semi-finals and obviously, they did not lose a single game. Rotherham were more dominant and scored more goals but they had quite an easy group stage overall. Hartlepool have really been impressive at home this season with just two losses to date. The last time they lost at home was in November and those two games were one after the other and against two of the top teams in the league. We think that we might see a draw here at full time as neither team will come out with its best squad and both sides will have a lot of chances.
Half Time Result – Rotherham
There aren't too many of the typical markets we see for football and that is because this is a low-level cup tournament. Anyhow, we expect that Rotherham will start the match stronger and have a good chance to lead at half time. Hartlepool have some problems at the start of their games and are often the ones that concede first. For instance, they conceded first in four of their last five games in all tournaments. And this time, they are facing the best team in the upper league, who scored first in eight of their last 10 games.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Hartlepool vs Rotherham
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FAQs regarding Hartlepool vs Rotherham
• In which places are Rotherham and Hartlepool in their respective leagues?
Rotherham are on their way to the Championship as the team is sitting comfortably at the top of League One. Hartlepool, in turn, still have chances to promote themselves to League One but they are currently below the promotion zone at 12th place with 47 points.
• Where will this game be played?
This match will take place at Hartlepool's home ground – Victoria Park.
• When does the game start?
This match has been scheduled for 19:45 UTC on Wednesday.