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Under 2.5 Goals
Under 10 Corners
Walsall will face Hartlepool in their opening fixture from the first round in the new season in League Two.
Walsall vs Hartlepool: Top Free Betting Tips
Walsall and Hartlepool had interesting seasons and finished right next to each other in the bottom half of the table last season. Here are our predictions for their first match this season.
Total Goals – Under 2.5
This is the perfect matchup for an under 2,5 bet as both teams have similar performances in terms of goals. Hartlepool and Walsall had almost identical stats last season – Walsall's goal difference was 47:60 while Hartlepool's – 44:64. Both teams have been having a lot of games with less than 2.5 goals in the off-season too. We did not see too much improvement from either side and we do not expect them to be at the top of their game at the start now. Four of the last five times they played against each other, the matches ended with less than 2.5 goals.
Draw No Bet – Hartlepool
For most of the last season, Hartlepool were one of the weakest away teams in the league but that changed at some point and the team started dominating on the road. That form seems to be consistent as they played a lot of friendly matches that they won on the road. Walsall played more difficult fixtures in the off-season but they did not show anything good, at least we believe so. Hartlepool will be motivated to start the season well after losing the last time against Walsall with 3:1.
Alternative Corners – Under 11
This game is also perfect for a corners bet as these two teams took quite a few when compered to most of the league last season – both sides had averages of less than 5 corners per game. More importantly, both teams have not had a game with 11 corners in a while.
Walsall vs Hartlepool: Team News, Final Analysis, Preview
Walsall is a team that did not impress us with anything throughout the entire previous campaign. Their squad is not as good as most of the teams and we do not expect them to be a contender in the new campaign either. Their off-season performances did not suggest the opposite either. The team needs to improve a lot both offensively and defensively in order to stand a chance in League Two.
Hartlepool had a lot of potential in the previous season and for the first few months were the best home team in the league. If it was not for their weak performances on the road, they would have been a contender for promotion. The team can score goals but they still need serious improvements on both ends.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Walsall vs Hartlepool
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FAQs regarding Walsall vs Hartlepool
• Where will this game be played?
This match will take place at Walsall's home ground – the Bescot Stadium, which has a capacity for 11,300 spectators.
• When will this game be played?
This match has been scheduled for 15:00 UTC on Saturday.