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Hartlepool vs Notts County – Ince may decide to ring changes

| 02.11.2010

Paul Ince may decide to hand debuts to some of his three new recruits as he goes in search of a first victory since taking over the reins at Notts County away at Hartlepool.

Ince has signed former Charlton defender Sam Sodje on a free transfer, while bringing in son Thomas and Stephen Darby both on loan from Liverpool.

Notts County are 15/8 to beat Hartlepool, which would be an improvement on Ince’s first game in charge that ended in a home defeat against Southampton.

However, County have only won one of their seven League One away games and this is something that Hartlepool may be able to take advantage of.

They are 11/8 to end a three-game winless run, but will have to improve on the poor record that has seen them concede the most goals at home this season in the whole of League One.

Another team like Notts County who could be seen to be underperforming so far are Swindon, who sit just one point outside the relegation places despite reaching the play-offs last season.

Swindon’s home form has been relatively good and they are 11/8 to beat Charlton and gain a fourth victory at the County Ground.

The pair last clashed in the play-off semi-finals last season, with Swindon eventually going through on penalties as both of the two legs ended 2-1 to the home side.

Charlton are 15/8 to get a small measure of revenge for this defeat and gain a third straight league victory to continue their promotion aspirations.

Brentford are another team on a winning run and will fancy their chances of keeping this going by beating Bournemouth, particularly after doing the double over them last season.

The Bees are 6/5 to beat Bournemouth, with the visitors 11/5 to collect a rare away win. See the full Brentford vs Bournemouth match betting odds market.



Craig Kemp

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