Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: Hartlepool vs Sheffield Utd

Hartlepool vs Sheffield Utd Betting Tip and Predictions. In the 1/32 round of Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Hartlepool take on Sheffield Utd.

Hartlepool play in League Two and their main goal is to promote in League One. They started this season great, with three wins, but their performance after that became very poor and they lost three matches in a row in all competitions, so the match against Sheffield Utd don’t come in the right moment. However, they are playing against team from the league above and will be fully motivated to go through in the next round.

Sheffield Utd play in the League One and their main goal is to promote in Championship. Last season they were near at the top of the table and played in play-off, but failed to promote. They are definitely better side than their today’s opponent, but it’s questionable are they really interesting in this competitions, because promotion is more important for them.

Hartlepool vs Sheffield Utd injuries and suspensions

Hartlepool Utd miss Matthew Bates (3/0 d), Trevor Carson (0/0 gk) and Jordan Richards (0/0 m), while Carl Magnay (5/0 d) is doubtful. On the other side, Sheffield Utd will be without James Wallace (3/0 m), Che Adams (5/2 m), David Edgar (4/0 d), Louis Reed (3/0 m), Callum McFadzean (1/0 m), Matty Done (0/0 m), Bob Harris (0/0 d), Florent Cuvelier (0/0 m) and Paul Coutts (0/0 m), while Jose Baxter (4/1 f) is out due to suspension.

Hartlepool vs Sheffield Utd Betting tip and predictions

Visitors are definitely better side and should win this one, but only worry would be their motivation and problems with injured and suspended players, so I can’t be sure in their win. It’s better option to bet on goals. I expect two or three.

Hartlepool vs Sheffield Utd Betting Tip: 2 or 3 goals @ 2.00 (Bet365)

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