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In-Form James 8/1 For First Goal

4 October 2013

We give you a rundown of the odds ahead of Saturday's game against Mansfield Town.

With Mansfield Town unbeaten in eight and coming in to this weekend’s game on the back of a 1-0 away triumph over league-leaders Chesterfield, you can forgive the bookies for fancying the hosts to take the points against Pools.

Sky Bet have made The Stags big 10/11 favourites for the victory on Saturday, while Pools are out at 3/1 for an away success and the draw is available at a price of 12/5.

Of course, when the bookies are so sure of an outcome there is always money to be made if you think they’ll be wrong – so backing Pools at The One Call Stadium could earn you some pennies!

A 1-0 win for Colin Cooper’s men is priced at a very tempting 9/1, while you can get odds of a very impressive 11/1 on Pools coming away with a 2-1 success.

Sky Bet reckon Luke James and James Poole are Pools’ best bet for the opening goal – the strikers are both up for grabs at 8/1 to score first or a reasonable 11/4 to score at any time. And with Luke’s form in recent weeks it could be worth a dabble…

Outsiders for the first goal are Michael Duckworth at 25/1 (though he does like to get forward!) and Christian Burgess at 40/1 (and he’s already proved he can be a handful in the opposition box).

The best thing is that if you sign-up for a Sky Bet account now via the links in this story and then deposit £10, not only will you get a FREE £10 bet but Pools will also get a £10 commission!

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