FootyMAD's Hartlepool United Match Preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 25th December 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Leeds United and Hartlepool United at 15:00 on Saturday, 26th December 2009 in the League One.
Leeds prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Whites.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Elland Road was just last season, in November 2008, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a League One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Apr||Hartlepool U.||0 - 1||Leeds Utd.||LGE1|
|2008/2009||Sat 22 Nov||Leeds Utd.||4 - 1||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2008/2009||Tue 23 Sep||Leeds Utd.||3 - 2||Hartlepool U.||LGEC|
|2007/2008||Wed 26 Dec||Hartlepool U.||1 - 1||Leeds Utd.||LGE1|
|2007/2008||Sat 08 Sep||Leeds Utd.||2 - 0||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|1978/1979||Thu 18 Jan||Hartlepool U.||2 - 6||Leeds Utd.||FAC|
|1965/1966||Wed 22 Sep||Leeds Utd.||4 - 2||Hartlepools||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Leeds United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Whites, with 4 goals against.
In complete contrast to Leeds, Hartlepool are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pools have hit 11 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Leeds are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League One, with their 21 games giving them a return of 50 points. Hartlepool's 27 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
It's good news for Leeds fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Whites. Home win
|Leeds Utd.||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 13 matches.
|Hartlepool U.||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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