In-form Hartlepool have won four of their last five in all competitions and include Bournemouth and League One leaders Brighton amongst their victims in that sequence, so they should have enough to account for struggling Yeovil as the pair finally manage to get their weather-delayed, FA Cup second round tie under way.
Mick Wadsworth’s troops are an enticing 20/21 with 888Sport to eliminate the Glovers at the first attempt and it wouldn’t be a surprise in light of ‘Pools recent parsimony at the back, to see them keep the visitors attack at bay.
Paddy Power’s 12/5 for the hosts to win ‘to nil’ catches the eye then while a repeat of Hartlepool’s 2-0 triumph from the pair’s league meeting at Huish Park isn’t out of the question at 9/1 (William Hill).
Notts County are also set to book their place in the third round and earn themselves a trip to Premiership Sunderland in the process. The Magpies have won two in a row at home and can extend that to three as they tackle Bournemouth, a result bet365 offer at 11/8.
The Cherries tend to be stronger at home than on the road but they even slipped to a defeat at Dean Court on Saturday, so it’s hard to recommend them here.
Finally, in the second round replay between struggling League Two pair Lincoln and Hereford at Sincil Bank, the Imps can make it a clean sweep of home wins. Steve Tilson’s charges emerged victorious against the Bulls at the same venue in the pair’s recent league clash and an identical outcome, priced by Totesport at evens, is on the cards this time around.