Competition: National League
Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport
In a real battle at the top of the National League on Saturday evening, Hartlepool will host Notts County from behind closed doors this weekend.
Starting with the hosts, eventually managing to snatch a late equalizer away at Boreham Wood earlier in the week thanks to what was an action-packed 2-2 stalemate, Hartlepool still find themselves sat in pole position to clinch a play-off spot this season. Really shocking many across the National League this year after just scrapping a top-half finish during last season’s interrupted campaign, The Stags are enjoying an extended 14-match unbeaten run in England’s fifth-tier, a run that stems back to February 16th. While Hartlepool have gained a recent reputation over the past two months for having to settle for a single point, they have continued to shine on home soil. Including a 2-1 victory against Dagenham & Redbridge in their last matchup at The Super 6 Stadium, Saturday’s hosts have picked up a staggering 31 points from just their last 11 home fixtures.
As for the visitors, after crashing out of the FA Trophy last month following a dramatic 3-3 draw against lower-league Hornchurch, Notts County have managed to turn a corner over the past fortnight. Shocking many as they secured a 1-0 win against a high-flying Wrexham on home soil when opening April, The Magpies were also seen earlier in the week grabbing a 4-2 victory against Woking on their travels. Extending their spot in the play-off positions and with a Football League return at the top of their agenda this season, Head Coach Ian Burchnall has also seen his squad enjoy an extended unbeaten run on the road. Remarkably unbeaten in each of their last 13 straight matchups across all formats away from Meadow Lane, a run that stems back to the start of November, we’re backing what could be another high-scoring contest on Saturday evening.
Bet: Both teams to score at Hartlepool United vs Notts County 1/1 for Saturday’s National League showdown @ 888sport
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