Crawley Town vs Hartlepool United Match Analysis & Prediction
09/12/2022 10:45 pm
Hartlepool United will desperately be looking to put an end o a run of three straight League Two defeats when they travel to Broadfield Stadium to face Crawley Town on Friday.
The hosts are currently sitting in 19th place in the league standing having picked up 21 points through 20 matches, seven points above the relegation zone and 12 adrift of seventh-placed Mansfield Town, the last team in the playoff spots.
Lewis Young’s side claimed a 2-0 home victory over Swindon Town in their last League Two match, extending their unbeaten run on home soil to five – with four wins and one draw – which will provide them with much confidence ahead of the visit of Hartlepool United.
Hosts Red Devils have recorded five wins, one draw and four losses in their 10 League Two matches at Broadfield Stadium this season, while they have won two, drawn three and lost just one of their last league matches.
Meanwhile, Hartlepool United head into the contest off the back of a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Stockport County in their last league match at The Suit Direct Stadium, their third straight loss, leaving them at the bottom of the division in 24th place on 12 points.
The Pools Monkey Hangers will be looking for their first victory in league away matches this season, as they have recorded eight defeat and two draws away from The Suit Direct Stadium.
Keith Curle’s side will be out to end a 14-game away winless run, with four draws and 10 defeats, with the last time they won away being in March 18 against Newport County.
Hartlepool won the last League Two match between these two sides, claiming a 1-0 victory at Broadfield Stadium, with Omar Bogle scoring the only goal of the game in the 40th minute. However, that may not be the case this time around given their poor run of form.
Crawley Town vs. Hartlepool United Head to head
These two teams have previously met on eight occasions in two competitions, where Crawley have claimed three victories while Hartlepool have won two, and they have drawn in three. Crawley have scored seven goals and conceded six in the process.
19/03/2016Crawley Town0Hartlepool United0League Two
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07/08/2021Hartlepool United1Crawley Town0League Two
12/02/2022Crawley Town0Hartlepool United1League Two
Crawley Town Team News
Ashley Nadesan and James Tilley have been the key players for Crawley Town this season, with the former being the club’s top scorer with six goals while the latter has netted five times.
With Tilley’s absence, Nadesan is set to start alongside Dominic Telford as the front two, assisted by James Balagizi just behind them.
Crawley Town's Last 5 Matches
08/11/2022Burnley3Crawley Town1League Cup
12/11/2022Crawley Town1Barrow0League Two
19/11/2022Walsall2Crawley Town1League Two
22/11/2022Crawley Town0Gillingham0League Two
03/12/2022Crawley Town2Swindon Town0League Two
Hartlepool United Team News
Josh Umerah has been the leading goal scorer for Hartlepool United this season, having scored on seven occasions, including two match-opening goals.
With the visitors trying to get back to winning ways, Umerah, Jake Hastie and Callum Cooke are once again set to start as the front three in a probable 4-3-3 formation.
Hartlepool United's Last 5 Matches
12/11/2022Stevenage1Hartlepool United0League Two
15/11/2022Hartlepool United(P)1Solihull Moors1FA Cup
19/11/2022Barrow3Hartlepool United1League Two
26/11/2022Hartlepool United3Harrogate Town1FA Cup
03/12/2022Hartlepool United0Stockport County5League Two
Crawley Town vs. Hartlepool United: Odds and Predictions
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