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Hartlepool vs Crewe prediction, betting odds & free tips (10/08/2021)

The first round of the English League Cup is kicking off in a few days and one of the closest duels of the round is the Hartlepool vs Crewe matchup. So, check our detailed preview of this game and our free betting tips.

Our top tips and predictions for Hartlepool vs Crewe

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Hartlepool and Crewe to Draw at Half Time

To be perfectly honest, we are not sure what is the best bet when it comes to the final result in this game. Crewe is the team that plays in the higher league, but Hartlepool is hosting the game. So, we decided to avoid betting on the final outcome and bet on the half-time result instead. Our prediction is for the teams to be equal at half time since we expect a very close duel between these two teams.

Over 2.5 Total Goals

While these two teams met back in 2017 for the last time, when both of them were playing in League Two, both of those matches have gone over 2.5 total goals. And some of their earlier meetings have also ended with many goals, so we expect to see the same thing in this duel as well. Also, Crewe averaged 2.54 goals per game last season, while Hartlepool averaged 2.72 goals per game, so they should be able to combine for three goals in this game.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Since we expect to see three goals or more in this game, we think that both teams can score in it. After all, one of the most recent matches played by these two teams ended 3-3, so they certainly know how to put up a show when it comes to goals. Also, both teams have scored in 62% of all Hartlepool games in the league last season, while the same is true for 48% of all Crewe matches from the previous season.

Hartlepool vs Crewe preview: Who will get into the second round?

Both teams have played their first matches of the new season over the weekend and now they will meet in the first round of the EFL, So, let’s take a closer look at both of them before they meet:

Hartlepool

Despite the fact that they finished the season in the National League in the ninth place, Hartlepool managed to gain promotion to League Two through the playoffs. It was an exciting duel against Torquey in the final and Hartlepool won the game after a penalty shootout. So, the team entered the new season on a high and it showed in their first game in League Two against Crawley Town, which they’ve won 1-0. This win could give Hartlepool a big boost ahead of their EFL Cup game against Crewe in the first round.

Crewe

The team from Crewe finished the last season in League One in the very middle of the table, in the 12th spot in the standings. It was a solid season overall for the team and they’ve started the new season in the same competition with a draw against Cheltenham. However, a win in the first round of the EFL Cup would give the team a lot of confidence for the upcoming matches.

Top odds and useful stats for Hartlepool vs Crewe

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England EFL Cup
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August 10, 2021
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Hartlepool vs Crewe

icon Head to Head

10/08/21
EFL Cup
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
0 - 1
Crewe
Crewe
28/02/17
EL2
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
4 - 0
Crewe
Crewe
16/08/16
EL2
Crewe
Crewe
3 - 3
Hartlepool
Hartlepool

Hartlepool

Last 5

25/09/21
EL2
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
1 - 1
Exeter
Exeter
18/09/21
EL2
Oldham
Oldham
0 - 0
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
14/09/21
EL2
Sutton Utd
Sutton Utd
1 - 0
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
11/09/21
EL2
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
1 - 0
Bristol Rovers
Bristol Rovers
04/09/21
EL2
Tranmere
Tranmere
1 - 0
Hartlepool
Hartlepool

Crewe

Last 5

25/09/21
League 1
Rotherham
Rotherham
1 - 1
Crewe
Crewe
21/09/21
League 1
Crewe
Crewe
1 - 3
Morecambe
Morecambe
18/09/21
League 1
Crewe
Crewe
2 - 0
Burton Albion
Burton Albion
11/09/21
League 1
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
1 - 1
Crewe
Crewe
31/08/21
EET
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
0 - 1
Crewe
Crewe

Frequent questions for Hartlepool vs Crewe

Hartlepool vs Crewe Prediction

  • Which team is the favourite? Crewe is a slight favourite in the game at 7/5 odds.
  • When will the match start? The match will start at 7 pm BST on Tuesday, August 10th.
  • Who will host the game? Hartlepool will host the game at the Victoria Park in Hartlepool.