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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Hartlepool can keep their heads above water at Barrow

Former Huddersfield striker Grant Holt is now player-coach at Barrow
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National League
BT Sport 1, 7.45pm Wednesday

Cash-strapped Hartlepool are battling to avoid a second successive relegation and can boost their survival hopes by avoiding defeat against fellow strugglers Barrow at Holker Street.

Pools have had another miserable season but showed plenty of spirit on Saturday to salvage a 3-3 draw at promotion-chasing Fylde, having trailed 3-1 with 87 minutes gone.

They should be stronger defensively with centre-back Scott Harrison back from suspension and have no reason to be fearful of Barrow, who are on the same number of points (39) and haven't won a home league game since October.

Recommendation
Hartlepool or draw double chance
1pt 17-20 bet365

Bet on this match at soccerbase.com 

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Team news
Barrow
Midfielder Bedsente Gomis was sent off during Saturday's 1-0 win at Maidenhead and serves a one-match suspension.

Hartlepool
Central defender Scott Harrison is available after serving a one-game ban. Jack Munns returned from a layoff at the weekend and could make his first start of 2018.

Key stat
Barrow have not won any of their last eight home matches.


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