FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

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History of the Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool United fixture

Nottm. Forest play host to Hartlepool United at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Forest won the only previous game contested between the two.

The only previous meeting between Nottm. Forest and Hartlepool U. at was way back in the black-and-white days of February 1955, the Forest carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in an F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Mon 20 AugHartlepool U.0 - 2Nottm. ForestLGEC
1954/1955Wed 02 FebNottm. Forest2-1HartlepoolsFAC
1954/1955Sat 29 JanHartlepools1 - 1Nottm. ForestFAC

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Forest in those games, with 7 conceded.

Hartlepool U. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Pools's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Nottm. Forest's 17 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Hartlepool U. find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 12 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest63218411
Hartlepool U.6222798

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Forest's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Hartlepool U.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Hartlepool U. 7 games since last away draw.