Hartlepool United vs Newport County Match Analysis & Prediction
17/12/2022 6:00 pm
Two teams just above the League Two relegation zone will meet on Saurday when Hartlepool United play host to Newport County at The Suit Direct Stadium.
The hosts were able to secure three points at the weekend, and they will be hoping to continue that run as they are just one point above the bottom two.
Hartlepool United have had a tough first half of the season, having won just three matches so far which has left them in 22nd place in the table.
Sitting just one point above the relegation zone brings a level of added pressure to the club heading into Saturday, as a defeat could see tham drop down the table.
However, Keith Curle’s side were able to pick up an important three points at the weekend against Crawley Town, collecting a strong clean sheet in the process.
Rollin Menayese found the back of the net in the 68th minute, with an own goal by Travis Johnson wrapping up things for Hartlepool.
Curle’s side will now be pushing to secure successive results, and even though it is impossible to climb further up the table, it would put more pressure on Harrogate Town.
Newport cannot afford a defeat either, as while they are in 18th place in the table, there is just eight points between them and the relegation zone.
However, they will head into the contest off the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Doncaster Rovers, where Kyle Knoyle scored the only goal of the game.
Despite that, the Exiles should bring a level of confidence into the game due to the fact that they have been much stronger away from home so far this season.
Newport County have only suffered four of their 11 defeat away from home, proving that they have no problem with taking the game to a team while being the visitors,
Considering the fact that Hartlepool have the worst defensive record in the division, Graham Coughlan will be hoping that his side will be able to test their opponents this time around.
Hartlepool United vs. Newport County Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 10 occasions in League Two, where they have each won three times while drawing in four, with each side scoring 15 goals in the process.
15/03/2016Newport County0Hartlepool United0League Two
27/08/2016Hartlepool United2Newport County2League Two
28/01/2017Newport County3Hartlepool United1League Two
12/11/2021Hartlepool United1Newport County2League Two
18/03/2022Newport County2Hartlepool United3League Two
Hartlepool United Team News
After securing three points at the weekend, Curle might decide to make minimal changes to his starting lineup in a bid to provide some consistency and momentum.
Hartlepool will likely deploy a back five once again, with Jake Hastie being an option from the start rather than the bench this time around.
Hartlepool United's Last 5 Matches
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
09/12/2022Crawley Town0Hartlepool United2League Two
Newport County Team News
Despite Newport failing to score at the weekend, Omar Bogle will have plenty of belief that he can get on the scoresheet this weekend considering Hartlepool’s defensive record.
He will likely continue to be partnered by Will Evans up front, but Offrande Zanzala is another attacking option for the visitors.
Newport County's Last 5 Matches
19/11/2022Newport County2Gillingham0League Two
22/11/2022Milton Keynes Dons3Newport County1EFT Trophy
27/11/2022Newport County1Derby County2FA Cup
02/12/2022Crewe Alexandra1Newport County2League Two
10/12/2022Newport County0Doncaster Rovers1League Two
Hartlepool United vs. Newport County: Odds and Predictions
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