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Hartlepool and Scunthorpe meet at Victoria Park on Saturday. Two League Two strugglers pair up for a fixture in Durham. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Hartlepool vs Scunthorpe – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Two of League Two’s relegation candidates meet on Saturday when Hartlepool host Scunthorpe. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Hartlepool to Win
Hartlepool snapped a five-match losing streak in League Two with a 2-1 victory over Rochdale in midweek – a result that provided their third win on the spin in all competitions. With confidence restored, Pools are our tip to beat bottom club Scunthorpe at Victoria Park on Saturday. The relegation contenders have won only once in their last 16 attempts in the fourth tier and they could struggle to match their host’s new-found momentum.
Both Teams to Score
Wins have been scarce of Scunthorpe, though the Iron have been far more reliable in another betting market. Both teams to score has been a winning bet in each of their last eight League Two tussles and their knack for impacting the scoresheet could allow them to notch a consolation effort against Hartlepool this weekend. With that considered, we recommend backing both teams to register again.
Over 1.5 Hartlepool Goals
Scunthorpe have conceded more goals on the road than any other team in League Two this term, shipping a whopping 21 times in ten away fixtures overall since the start of the campaign. With an average of over two goals conceded per 90 minutes, the Iron have distinct defensive vulnerabilities and bettors can take advantage of their plight by pursuing Hartlepool in the over 1.5 team goals market.
Hartlepool vs Scunthorpe: Match Preview
Hartlepool Team News
Tyler Burey remains sidelined for Hartlepool, though Luke Molyneux and Mark Cullen – who were doubtful before kickoff – both played in Pools' 2-1 win over Rochdale in midweek and should keep their place in the XI this weekend. Hartlepool have the second-best home record in League Two this term behind Northampton.
Scunthorpe Team News
Harry Davis, Alex Kenyon and Tom Billson could be absent for Scunthorpe again this weekend, though first choice keeper Rory Watson, defender Mason O'Malley and Ryan Loft were fit enough to feature against Stevenage in midweek and all three players are in contention to start at Victoria Park against Hartlepool on Saturday.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Hartlepool vs Scunthorpe
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Hartlepool vs Scunthorpe Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Which club is favourite to win on Saturday?
Hartlepool have been priced as favourites to pocket three points at Scunthorpe’s expense this weekend.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
The clubs haven’t met competitively since 2014. On that occasion, Hartlepool and Scunthorpe drew 0-0 in a drab affair.