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LUFC Hartlepool v Leeds Preview

LUFC Hartlepool v Leeds Preview

Leeds United travel to Hartlepool on Saturday with three important league points at stake.

Form

Hartlepool
Pool have picked up just one point out of their last fifteen and have not won since beating Oldham 2-1 at home at the start of January.

Last time out they lost 2-1 at table topper Norwich City after taking a shock lead.

In their last home game they drew 1-1 with Gillingham.

Recent home form: DLWDWL

Leeds

The Whites fantastic FA Cup run finally ended in midweek when they lost in a replay 3-1 at home against Tottenham Hotspur.

Leeds recorded their first league win in four games last Saturday when they beat Colchester 2-0 at home.

Last time out away they suffered their worst defeat of the season when going down 3-0 at Swindon Town.

Recent away form: LDLWWd

History

The two sides have only ever met eight times in their history with Hartlepool still looking for their first win. Leeds have won seven with one game being drawn.

When they met at Victoria Park last season a late Jermaine Beckford goal was enough for Leeds to claim all three points in a 1-0 win.

The two sides met at Elland Road at Christmas, Leeds had to come from behind to claim all three points in a 3-1 win thanks to two goals from Beckford and one from Becchio.

Full list of results (League unless stated)
1965/66 Leeds 4-2 Hartlepool League Cup
1978/79 Hartlepool 2-6 Leeds FA Cup
2007/08 Leeds 2-0 Hartlepool
2007/08 Hartlepool 1-1 Leeds
2008/09 Leeds 3-2 Hartlepool League Cup
2008/09 Leeds 4-1 Hartlepool
2008/09 Hartlepool 0-1 Leeds
2009/10 Leeds 3-1 Hartlepool

Betting (Odds supplied by Betfair.com)

Match Betting

Hartlepool 4/1
Draw 14/5
Leeds 4/5


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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Thursday February 4 2010
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