Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Hartlepool and Mansfield square off against each other at Victoria Park in th last game of 2022. The Pools have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Crawley Town and Rochdale in the last two league matches, but they will have a mountain to climb against the Yellows. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of Thursday’s encounter.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to stay in the playoffs berth, but given their anything but brilliant display in a 1-1 draw with Northampton, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing more than one point from the midweek clash. To make things even worse for the away side, Riley Harbottle limped off with injury in the Boxing Day draw. As a result, Anthony Hartigan should be recalled to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Bowery):
Born in Nottingham, England, on July 2, 1991, Jordan Bowery is a professional footballer who plays for Mansfield Town. Bowery played for a number of English clubs, but we should mentioned the notable ones only.
The Mansfield No. 9 was a part of the likes of Aston Villa, Bradford City, Rotherham United, and Crewe Alexandra in the past. Jordan Bowery joined the Yellows in the summer of 2020, signing for the club on a free transfer. He made his Mansfield Town debut in the League two in a goalless draw with Tranmere Rovers on September 12, 2020.
Bowery scored his first goal for the Yellows in a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient on September 19, 2020. Centre-forward is the position that suits him the most, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. His preferred foot is right. Jordan Bowery has never played for the England national team.
Highlighted Team (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.