Date: 21st February 2011 at 1:12pm
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Southampton will be hoping that they can stay on the winning trail as they travel to Hartlepool.

Hartlepool have lost form slightly of late after hitting a good run and will be looking to make a game of it.

Saints need the win to stay firmly in the hunt for promotion and will fancy their chances.

Vital Quotes:

Hartlepool Team News:

James Brown might start after coming on as a sub against MK Dons. He could replace Utility man Ritchie Humphreys.

Neil Austin is likely to be out with his injury and Steve Haslam will probably stay at right back.

Player to watch: Horwood

Will have his work cut out to keep his flank safe.

Southampton Team News:

Adam Lallana could start after coming on as a sub against Carlisle. Morgan Schneiderlin could also be close to a start.

Player to watch: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex has shown a return to form and could find he is the match winner against Hartlepool.

Match Facts & Stats

This game has only had one previous meeting and that one gave us a 3-1 victory last season.

Ref Watch:

MrScott Mathieson Officiates

Mr A Greenwood & Mr J Whiteley assist

Mr D Markham is 4th Official

Match Prediction:

With Saints starting to win away more regularly I go for a 0-3 victory.

Next Fixtures:

 

5 Replies to “Hartlepool v Saints Preview”

  • After the results of late, the position we have is one of strength. As long as we don’t drop too many points we have the automatic place in our hands and it is ours to lose.

  • Tonight we want a win rather badly or we will likely drop out of top six. To be fair can’t see it being out but a win for us but they beat Charlton at home and narrowly lost to MK Dons.

  • I hope we aren’t over confident because Hartlepool have had a series of games against the top sides and beat Charlton at home two games ago,

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