* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Hartlepool vs Solihull Moors: Our top betting tips
These two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw when they first met. Will we get a winner this time as they do battle in the replay? Find out with our Hartlepool vs Solihull Moors match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Solihull to win it
We begin our predictions for this match by backing Solihull Moors to win it. The National League side are unbeaten in their last three away games and have a decent record against Hartlepool – particularly when visiting Victoria Park; the last four head to head games played at Hartlepool's home ground have seen Solihull Moors run out winners three times. Combine that with the fact that Hartlepool have lost three of their last four home matches and things don't make great reading for the hosts here.
For our second prediction we are backing over 2.5 goals. The original meeting between these two sides offered up four goals, which is obviously a good starting place where an over 2.5 goals prediction is concerned. In more general terms, Solihull have seen two of their last three games go over the 2.5 mark with Hartlepool having seen three of their last five go north of that cut off.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Hartlepool vs Solihull Moors
Both sides have rather indifferent form across their last five outings:
Hartlepool – LDWLL
Solihull Moors – LLDDD
Form is displayed with most recent results first.
Can Solihull Moors finish comeback job?
This game is obviously a replay after the first meeting between the sides ended in a draw. On reflection of that game, Hartlepool would have been kicking themselves for failing to put themselves in the next round. They twice led in the previous match courtesy of goals from Josh Umerah and Jack Hamilton but goals from Andrew Dallas and Joe Sbarra, who scored late on, ensured things ended level. It's a replay Hartlepool could really have done without too as they sit second bottom in League Two. Solihull meanwhile are pushing for promotion from the National League and will see this match as an opportunity to show they're capable of competing with sides at that level.
Hartlepool won't be looking forward to this tie with it very much a distraction from their league campaign. They'll be without a couple of players here as well with Alex Lacey and Mouhamed Niang both ruled out.
Hartlepool predicted lineup – Killip, Paterson, Ferguson, Murray, Tumilty, Cooke, Sylla, Featherstone, Robinson, Hamilton, Umerah
Whilst their hosts won't be looking forward to this game, Solihull will be chomping at the bit to get out there. As for the team news, Andrew Dallas will be the key man to watch; he netted in the previous meeting and is the top scorer at Solihull with a rate of around one in two this season.
Solihull Moors predicted lineup – Boot, Clarke, Gudger, Kelleher, Coker, Maycock, Storer, Sbarra, Barnett, Dallas, Kelly
A quickfire FAQ on Hartlepool vs Solihull Moors
- Where is the match being hosted? – Victoria Park
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Solihull Moors
- What time does the action kick off? 19:45 GMT