Competition: League Two
Market: Crawley win
Odds: 11/10 @ 888sport
Looking to claim back-to-back League Two victories on Friday night, Crawley will welcome Hartlepool to Sussex when this weekend’s fixtures get underway.
Starting with the hosts, while Crawley might have endured another inconsistent League Two run this season, it appears that the Red Devils have found a recent boost. Getting Matthew Etherington’s tenure underway over the weekend as they picked up an impressive 2-0 victory against Swindon on home soil, the Sussex-based outfit should be smelling the chance to claim back-to-back fourth-tier wins on Friday night. Simply hoping to widen their buffer over the drop zone here, Crawley have lost just one of their previous four League Two outings. Likely to still be boosted by their eye-catching performance from last weekend, Etherington’s new side have also continued to shine on home soil. Including a 1-0 victory against Barrow on November 12th, it should be noted that Friday’s hosts have lost just one of their last seven contests in front of their own supporters – a run that stems back to the start of October.
As for the visitors, making an immediate return to losing ways last weekend with a woeful display on home soil, Hartlepool find themselves in the midst of a real League Two nightmare. Eventually getting hit with a 5-0 drumming at the hands of Stockport, Keith Curle’s side sit rock-bottom of the table and tipped as a leading relegation contender this season. Recording just a single fourth-tier victory from their previous five attempts, it should also be noted that the Pools have gained a real reputation for their issues on the road. Last seen outside of Durham suffering a deserved 3-1 loss against Barrow, Hartlepool have remarkably failed to record a single away win throughout the 2022/23 campaign. Likewise, taking just one point from any of their last five League Two showdowns away from the Suit Direct Stadium, a home victory can be found at appealing odds on Friday night.
Bet: Crawley 11/10 to beat Hartlepool in Friday’s League Two showdown @ 888sport