Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Friday’s game between Crawley Town and Hartlepool will open round 21 of the new League Two campaign. The Red Devils have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to Walsall, sharing the spoils with Gillingham, while beating Swindon Town. Crawley Town have been impressive on home soil in recent weeks, which is probably the main reason why bookies see them as favourites to win this match.
James Tilley is likely to replace Teddy Jenks in the starting XI as the later limped off with injury in the triumph over Swindon. Meanwhile, the Pools experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-0 defeat to Stockport County, and given Crawley’s fine home record, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from Friday’s clash. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team.