Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Victoria Park will host Saturday’s football game between Hartlepool and Northampton, the two teams with totally different ambitions for the season finale. Nothampton are eyeing automatic promotion to League One, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Hartlepool. Midfielder Aaron McGowan is banned for the match following his sending off in a 1-0 win over Crawley Town, while defender Harvey Lintott is likely to replace Ali Koiki in the starting XI.
Meanwhile, the Pools are desperate to move away from the danger zone. The hosts, though, are on a six-game winless run in the English fourth tier, which is probably the main reason why away triumph should be considered. There are no fresh selection worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Northampton. Earlier this term the Saddlers outplayed the Pools 2-1 at Sixfields Stadium.
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.