FM Preview: Hartlepool United v Sheffield Wednesday 28 Aug 2010

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History of the Hartlepool United v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Sheff. Wed. travel to take on Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. While the majority of previous matches have ended up drawn, a win has yet to be registered by The Owls.

The last time the two teams met at Hartlepool U. was back in April 2005, over five years ago, with Hartlepool U. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 28 AugSheff. Wed.2 - 1Hartlepool U.LGEC
2004/2005Sun 29 MaySheff. Wed.4 - 2Hartlepool U.D2PO
2004/2005Fri 15 AprHartlepool U.3 - 0Sheff. Wed.LGE1
2004/2005Sat 20 NovSheff. Wed.2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 14 FebSheff. Wed.1 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2003/2004Fri 10 OctHartlepool U.1 - 1Sheff. Wed.LGE1
2003/2004Wed 13 AugSheff. Wed.2 - 2Hartlepool U.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Pools in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Sheff. Wed. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the The Owls have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hartlepool U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League One, picking up 5 points from their 3 games so far. Sheff. Wed. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 7 points from 3 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hartlepool U.6231659
Sheff. Wed.63219711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sheff. Wed. are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Victoria Park with a well-deserved point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hartlepool U. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Sheff. Wed. Not won in previous 12 away matches.