After a terrible start to the campaign, Hartlepool have really hit their stride of late, picking up four victories and a draw in six outings across all competitions. More impressive is the fact they can count promotion-chasing pair Exeter and Mansfield as well as League One Sheffield United amongst their recent scalps and that suggests Colin Cooper’s men should have more than enough to get the better of faltering Plymouth.
The Pilgrims are winless in five in the league so they won’t fancy an arduous trip to the North East and it’s hard to see them getting anything at Victoria Park, where ‘Pools are BetVictor’s 21/20 jollies.
Another team showing signs of improvement is Portsmouth and they look decent value at 19/20 courtesy of Winner.com to get the better of a managerless Bury side whose poor form accounted for boss Kevin Blackwell this week.
Finally, solid Scunthorpe have proven tough to beat this term, losing only one of their opening ten and their strength at home means they stand out at evens (Ladbrokes) as they prepare to host an Exeter team hammered at home by Hartlepool last weekend.
Treble on Hartlepool, Portsmouth & Scunthorpe – 7/1 (BetVictor)