Tuesday will see League One take centre stage, with four fixtures taking place. Hartlepool v Bournemouth pitches the bottom club up against one of the promotion hopefuls, but can the hosts spring a surprise?
Match: Hartlepool v Bournemouth
Betting tip: Bournemouth Win
Best Odds: 2.0 with William Hill
Kick Off: 19:45 22/01/2013 (GMT)
Hartlepool should already be planning for next season. They sit bottom of League One, and are twelve points from safety – almost as many as they have gained all season. Recent form shows no signs of improvement whatsoever, with eight defeats recorded in their last eleven contests, and six straight losses at Victoria Park. Bournemouth have dropped a few points of late, and while draws versus Brentford and Swindon were forgiveable, an away defeat at Walsall was less so. Eddie Howe has stressed the importance of getting back on track quickly – they were previously undefeated over the fifteen games before the Walsall trip, including ten wins. They have not lost on the road to any team in the bottom half of the table and at evens, they look a clear value punt.
Football Betting tip
Back Bournemouth to Win at 2.0 with William Hill.