FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 10 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Crewe Alexandra v Hartlepool United fixture

Crewe Alex. prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at The Alexandra Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 46 wins out of 65 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Alexandra Stadium was just last season, in March 2008, with Crewe Alex. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 28 DecHartlepool U.1 - 4Crewe Alex.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 22 MarCrewe Alex.3-1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 15 DecHartlepool U.3 - 0Crewe Alex.LGE1
1999/2000Tue 24 AugCrewe Alex.1 - 0Hartlepool U.LGEC
1999/2000Tue 10 AugHartlepool U.3 - 3Crewe Alex.LGEC
1995/1996Tue 17 OctCrewe Alex.8 - 0Hartlepool U.ASSM
1988/1989Sat 04 MarCrewe Alex.3 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Crewe Alexandra have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Hartlepool U. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pools have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Crewe Alex. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 44 points from 41 matches. Hartlepool U. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 46 points from their 41 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Crewe Alex.6132676
Hartlepool U.610510143

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Crewe Alex., and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Crewe Alex. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Hartlepool U. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.