League Two Tips: Hartlepool v Wycombe (Saturday, 3pm)

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There’s an important game at both ends of the table in League Two as Hartlepool United host Wycombe Wanderers. The Pools are just above the relegation zone, while Wycombe are outsiders for a play-off place.

Here are our betting tips and predictions.

Hartlepool v Wycombe Match Prediction:

Draw at 12/5 with bet365

Hartlepool v Wycombe Best Bet:

Over 2.5 goals at 1/1 with bet365

Hartlepool v Wycombe Past Meetings

Wycombe have won nine of their last 10 matches against Hartlepool, including a 2-0 victory in November. The Pools edged last season’s home fixture 1-0.

Hartlepool v Wycombe Stats

Hartlepool have won six home league matches from a possible 18 this season, while over 2.5 goals has happened in 39% of matches at Victoria Park.

Wycombe have won five of 19 games away from home in the league, while over 2.5 goals has happened in 53% of those.

Hartlepool Team News

Manager Dave Jones has doubts over Brad Walker (ankle injury), Sean Kavanagh (hamstring injury) and Mathew Bates (ankle injury), all of whom missed last weekend’s loss to Notts County.

WycombeTeam News

Dominic Gape and Sam Saunders could return to the starting 11 after making the bench in last week’s draw with Blackpool. Anthony Stewart, Paul Hayes and Scott Kashket are doubts.

Reasons for Hartlepool v Wycombe betting tips

At the start of February, Wycombe sat in sixth place in League Two and looked destined for a play-off place. Five consecutive losses and one victory in eight league games later, they’re now outsiders for nicking a spot in the top seven, three points off their goal.

Hartlepool meanwhile have managed to pull slightly away from the relegation zone, thanks to a couple of recent home wins. They’re unbeaten at Victoria Park in five league games, including an impressive win over play-off hopefuls Exeter and a draw with title chasers Plymouth. It’s moved them six points ahead of second-bottom Leyton Orient and nine ahead of bottom placed Newport.

The Monkey Hangers have been boosted by the goalscoring form of ex-Grimbsy player Padraig Amond. He’s scored 13 goals for the Pools this season, netting three times in his last four home matches.

Wanderers have struggled in their recent away matches, managing just one win in their last five games. They’ll be up against a side who know how important it is to keep picking up points at home – especially given their atrocious away record.

For that reason, expect this to be a much closer game than their respective league positions suggest. A draw seems the most likely result, with the home side’s form at Victoria Park playing part in that. Back a tie at 12/5 with Bet365. Six of Hartlepool’s last seven games have had over 2.5 goals, while six of Wycombe’s last eight games have too. Back more goals – over 2.5 can be found at 1/1 with Bet365.

Hartlepool v Wycombe Match Prediction:

Draw at 12/5 with bet365

Hartlepool v Wycombe Best Bet:

Over 2.5 goals at 1/1 with bet365

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