After succumbing at home to Leyton Orient, Hartlepool conceded 5 to relegation threatened Walsall and are probably a touch short at 6/4 with to beat visiting Rochdale.
In recent weeks, Hartlepool have beaten two lower league opposition at Victoria Park but bottled it twice, without scoring, against higher quality teams (Huddersfield and Orient).
Rochdale, chasing the playoffs, could be on to a good thing then at 21/10 with Ladbrokes. A copycat ‘win to nil’, achieved by Huddersfield and Orient at Hartlepool in recent weeks (both 1-0), is a speculative 4/1 with Paddy Power and a replica 1-0 away win is 17/2 with Coral.
Carlisle are worthy of a draw at Brentford (12/5, Betfred). After winning 3 on the trot on their travels, Carlisle came unstuck at Brighton and Peterborough, losing twice and conceding 10 goals, but that was at top opposition and the Cumbrians can steady the ship at Brentford.
In the other Friday games, MK Dons are 1.83 (5/6) with Betdaq to record a 6th straight win, this time against resurgent Walsall and should do but perhaps only by one goal (11/4, bet365) and with 3 goals or more involved (10/11, William Hill).
Lastly, Peterborough can exploit Bristol Rovers’ poor recent home performances with a win, an even money chance with 888sport.