For our Hartlepool vs. Colchester prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the away side.
We have a relegation six pointer in League Two this weekend as Hartlepool United face Colchester United.
Hartlepool United currently sit 22nd in League Two with five wins, seven draws and fifteen losses from twenty-seven games this season.
It's been a tough season for the team from Durham as they've spent the majority of the campaign for their life to attempt to both climb out of and stay out of the bottom two.
They're currently in a position of safety but they enter this game amid a typically poor run of form having won one, drawn one and lost three of their last five games in all competitions, with their most recent game a 3-1 defeat away at Carlisle United.
Carlisle are currently in 4th so the defeat can be excused, but it was unfortunate that their momentum was disrupted after beating Rochdale 2-0 the game prior.
Hartlepool's home form is equally poor having won one, drawn one and lost three of their last five matches on home soil in all competitions.
Hartlepool are in the relegation scrap for the long haul and will likely remain in this area of the table for the rest of the season. They may well stay up, but it's going to be nervy and a win here would be invaluable.
Colchester United currently sit 18th in League Two with seven wins, six draws and fifteen losses from twenty-eight games this season.
Colchester have had an up and down season in terms of form but have improved massively in recent weeks following a frankly dismal start to the season that had them penned in as one of the main relegation contenders.
They enter this game in the midst of a decent run of form having won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five matches in the league, the most recent of which was a 1-1 draw against promotion chasing Salford City.
The point was a huge one for a now resurgent Colchester side and it puts them in a healthy position coming into a crucial period of the season.
Their away record has been excellent of late, too, having won each of their last three consecutive league matches.
The two sides drew 1-1 when they met in the league back in September but Colchester have improved markedly since then so they'll fancy themselves to go one better here.
They're currently seven points clear of the relegation zone and not out of trouble quite yet, but three points here would be a gigantic step in the right direction.