Peter Green - February 20, 2023
Hartlepool vs Newport Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in the England League Two on Tuesday, 21 February 2023.
Hartlepool will want a better result, following a 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon in the previous outing. They are on a three-game winless streak in the league and are sitting at 22nd in the standings.
Meanwhile, Newport will be also hoping for a better result here following a 1-1 draw against Walsall in the previous League Two fixture. They are on a four-game unbeaten streak in the league at present.
Newport won two of the last three encounters against Hartlepool. The previous four meetings between these two had goals over 2.5 ft.
The latest meeting at this stadium had finished in a 1-2 win for Newport. Three of the last four meetings at this venue had goals from both ends.
Newport is having a two-fixture unbeaten streak on the road. Meanwhile, Hartlepool follows a two-game winless streak at home.
Going on, Newport have a slight advantage in the recent head to head tradition. Therefore, expect a victory for the visiting rivals Newport on Saturday.
Affairs involving Hartlepool have generally been high-scoring affairs. Their weak defense is the main reason for that. Moreover, their h2h match-ups have often seen goals over 2.5. Thus, we expect this match to have goals over 2.5.
Neither of these two sides have been successful in keeping clean sheets consistently since the beginning of this season. These two teams have been allowing goals at a good rate too. Therefore, expect goals from both ends of Victoria Park on Tuesday.
Considering all these observations, we like to place Newport to win at 2.15 odds as the main bet.
As an alternative, both teams to score seems to be ideal since neither of these two are in possession with a strong defense.