Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Notts County v Hartlepool
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25 Jan 2011 League One Hartlepool 1-1 Notts County
03 Jan 2011 League One Notts County 3-0 Hartlepool
20 Apr 2007 League Two Hartlepool 1-1 Notts County
02 Dec 2006 League Two Notts County 0-1 Hartlepool
17 Apr 2004 Division Two Hartlepool 4-0 Notts County
01 Nov 2003 Division Two Notts County 1-0 Hartlepool
28 Dec 1997 Division Three Notts County 2-0 Hartlepool
02 Sep 1997 Division Three Hartlepool 1-1 Notts County
10 Dec 1988 FA Cup Hartlepool 1-0 Notts County
09 Jan 1971 Division Four Notts County 3-0 Hartlepool
Notts County come into this clash with Hartlepool off the back of a 3-0 hammering at the hands of MK Dons in the league.
If last season’s meetings are anything to go by, then the hosts will fancy their chances of picking up maximum points. The clubs met twice last campaign in the league and the Magpies took four points. The game at Meadow Lane was certainly one to remember for Notts County after an impressive 3-0 win over Pools. Looking back at the following season though reveals that the Magpies were edged out 1-0 by today’s visitors.
The Magpies, 2.05 favourites on BETDAQ, have won four of their five home games in League One since August, but Pools remain unbeaten on the road. It’ll be a tight game and the draw looks the best bet here given the respective runs of both clubs.
Mick Wadsworth’s side also have had the luxury of a week break, while the Magpies were in Johnstone’s Paint Trophy action on Tuesday evening. Confidence won’t have been boosted following a 3-1 home loss to Chesterfield in that cup game.
Lee Hughes will likely provide the main threat up top for the Magpies and he’s made a strong start to League One. The striker has two goals in his past three league games and he’ll be hungry to add to his season tally.
Martin Allen’s side have been in good scoring touch on their own turf, with eleven goals arriving in their five home league outings.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back the draw at around 3.65: 4 points
Saturday’s Return: +2.10 points