FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

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History of the Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool United fixture

Nottm. Forest prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Forest have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was two seasons ago, in October 2005, with Nottm. Forest running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 22 AprHartlepool U.3 - 2Nottm. ForestLGE1
2005/2006Sat 15 OctNottm. Forest2-0Hartlepool U.LGE1
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's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Forest's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.

Hartlepool U.'s away form is none too clever either, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Pools, and 8 goals against.

Nottm. Forest lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 13 points from their 8 games so far. Hartlepool U.'s total of 14 points from their 9 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League One.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest631214710
Hartlepool U.62221098

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at City Ground for the Forest and the Madmen are unable to see past Hartlepool U. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Hartlepool U. 12 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.