Mansfield 1/2 to beat Hartlepool in Friday’s League Two battle
Competition: League Two
Market: Mansfield win
Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport
Looking to make it back-to-back League Two victories on Friday night, Mansfield will host a struggling Hartlepool.
Starting with the hosts, managing to make an immediate return to winning ways last weekend, Mansfield should be smelling another golden chance here. In their opening 10 League Two matchups so far this season, they have recorded six wins, one draw and three defeats, scoring 16 and conceding 10 in return. Managing to muster a points tally of 19, they open this weekend’s fixtures sat sixth in the standings and holding a two-point buffer from slipping out of the play-off places. As for their recent run of results, last seen picking up a 2-1 victory away at Crewe, Mansfield have lost just one of their previous six matchups across all formats. Likewise, it should also be noted, Friday’s hosts are unbeaten in each of their last four home fixtures, a run that has seen them rack up 10 strikes.
As for the visitors, only continuing on what has been a nightmare run of form, Hartlepool find themselves firmly at the heart of a relegation scrap. In their opening 10 League Two matchups this season, they are yet to record a single victory, with five draws against five defeats, scoring six and conceding 17 in return. Managing to muster just a points tally of five from a possible 30, they open this weekend’s fixtures sat rock-bottom of the table and holding the second-worst attacking tally in the division. As for their recent run of results, last seen playing out a 0-0 stalemate at home against Gillingham, Hartlepool have now failed to record a single goal from any of their last three contests across all formats. Given the recent gulf in class between the two sides, we’re backing a fairly routine home victory here.
Bet: Mansfield 1/2 to beat Hartlepool in Friday’s League Two battle @ 888sport