NORTHAMPTON TOWN - HARTLEPOOL UNITED
I rate both these two teams better than the league table suggests and they have certainly been involved in some high scoring matches recently. However, defensively Pool are incapable of keeping a clean sheet, have conceded three times in 3 of their last 4 starts and lost the last three on the road. Until they tighten up at the back, they are not a team I will be backing. I like Town boss Stuart Gray, he has been given time by the Northampton board and I am sure that they will be rewarded, he is tactically astute and has been tinkering with his formation in training this week, to combat the visitors 4-3-3 formation, which is not a line up you see too often in Division 1. Town have scored at least two goals in their last four starts, have a striker on fire in Akinfenwa, who has three in the last two and seven all season. They pose a real threat from set pieces, which Pool have struggled to defend at times and are coming off a very convincing win at Crewe last week, where the y had 17 attempts on goal. Home win.
6 points Northampton -1/4 ball 1.93 asian line.Good Luck.