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The National League match at The LNER Community Stadium on Saturday will see home side York City taking on opponents Hartlepool United.
All York City v Hartlepool United match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
York City, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-2 National League victory against AFC Fylde.
For York City, goals were scored by Scott Burgess (5') and Ryan Fallowfield (27').
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where York City have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that York City have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 11 goals in the process. However, it remains to be seen whether such a trend might continue on in this next game.
Leading up to this clash, York City:
- have not beaten Hartlepool United in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Previously, Hartlepool United drew 2-2 in the National League tie with Ebbsfleet United.
For Hartlepool United, the goals were scored by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (5') and Jake Hastie (90'). Billy Clifford (9') and Dominic Samuel (95') scored for Ebbsfleet United.
Illustrating their predisposition for productive matches, we’ve had goals 20 times in the previous 6 games in which Hartlepool United have played, giving an average of 3.33 goals each meeting. Opposing teams have hit 11 of those goals.
Heading into this fixture, Hartlepool United haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 17/08/2013 shows us that York City have won 2 of these & Hartlepool United 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 from The Minstermen and 7 coming from The Pool. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league clash featuring the two was League Two match day 42 on 16/04/2016 which ended up with the score at Hartlepool United 2-1 York City.
The referee was Seb Stockbridge.
Team News: York City
The York City manager Neal Ardley will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash owing to a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Hartlepool United
Hartlepool United manager John Askey has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Anthony Mancini (Hamstring injury) and Daniel Dodds (Cruciate ligament injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. David Ferguson will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Our assessment here is that York City might need a bit of good fortune to find the net against this Hartlepool United side who we think will likely just have the edge.
We therefore fancy a very even contest with a 0-1 advantage for Hartlepool United at full-time.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The LNER Community Stadium (8,500)
Captain: Lenell John-Lewis
Chairman: Julie-Anne Uggla & Matthew Uggla
Manager: Neal Ardley
Competitions: National League position 19
🔑 Key Player: Dipo Akinyemi
Usually playing in the Striker position, Dipo Akinyemi was born in Enfield, England. After making a first senior appearance for Stevenage in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 8 league goals in this National League 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.