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The League Two action this weekend kicks off with Hartlepool taking on Walsall at the Victoria Park. This preview is focused on the first meeting between Hartlepool and Walsall since 2013 when the two clubs were in League One.
Hartlepool vs Walsall – Free Betting Tips and Predictions
Hartlepool were beaten 3-2 win by Barrow in their league match of the campaign. Walsall remain winless so far this season after being held to a 1-1 draw by Scunthorpe United.
- Match result
- Total goals
- Under 2.5
- Both teams to score
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Hartlepool are hoping that a home match brings a favourable result after the narrow defeat against Barrow in the recent match. Walsall have been struggling quite a lot in the opening few games of the season. Even when home matches, the club has been unable to get any joy and they travel on the road for the first time since the opening game. Walsall have not done well in away games against Hartlepool.
Total goals under 2.5
The matches of Walsall are characterised by a lack of offensive touch and this explains the team’s return of just two goals from their last four matches in all competitions. Hartlepool, on the other hand, have been able to get a handful of goals already with three different players contributing to the scoresheet so far this season.
Both teams to score – yes
Hartlepool are aiming to score for a third consecutive league match while Walsall have only scored once in the League Two so far this season.
Hartlepool vs Walsall: Game Preview and Team News
The importance of home matches will be stressed heavily by Hartlepool manager Dave Challinor. There are no injuries for the club coming into this game. The win over Crawley Town will continue to give a huge deal of confidence for the team in home matches, where Hartlepool will be playing for the next two league encounters. There are no injury problems for the manager coming into this game.
The team has been in steady decline and they finished in the 19th place last season. It is already starting to appear like a campaign of relegation battle. Former Premier League star Matthew Taylor will be without Stephen Ward for this game.
Hartlepool vs Walsall – Form Table and Key Stats
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Hartlepool vs Walsall – FAQs
Where is the match scheduled? Victoria Park
When does this match start? 15:00 GMT on August 21, 2021
Which team is regarded as favourite to win? Hartlepool