In-form Mansfield Town are rated 8/11 favourites for three points this weekend with the price as big as 4/1 on Pools and the draw available at 13/5 with our friends at Sky Bet.
Of course, Dave Jones’ men had a more resolute look about them against Yeovil Town last weekend and will go to One Call Stadium on Saturday confident they can bring home a result.
A 2-1 success for Pools is terrific value at 14/1 with Sky Bet
, while the odds rise to a pretty tempting 25/1 if you think we can defeat The Stags 2-0.
Nathan Thomas is on the comeback trail following his return from a groin operation and is rated at 8/1 to score the first goal against his former club – would you bet against him?
Padraig Amond is in good form in front of goal and is Pools’ best shot at the opener according to the bookies, who have him at odds of 13/2 to be the first player celebrating on Saturday.
Other good bets on the first scorer market are Louis Rooney and Andrew Nelson, both at a large 9/1, while for longer odds you could do worse than back Scott Harrison at 50/1.
Back the game to be all-square at half time but Pools to have won it by the end and you can get decent odds of 9/1 right now with Sky Bet
Louis Rooney to score first and Pools to win 2-1: 85/1