Hartlepool will continue their search for their first win of the season in League Two when they welcome fellow league strugglers Gillingham to Victoria Park for their Matchday 11 tie on Saturday.
Hartlepool United are one of only two teams in the entire division without a victory from the opening nine matches, recording four draws and five defeats in the run.
As result they sit 23rd on four points in the league standings, two points above rock-bottom Rochdale and two points off their safety. With the sides above them being tied together on six points, a win for Hartlepool could potentially see them climb into 19th if other results go their way.
They however have much to do claim maximum points on Saturday as they have failed to win any of their last 13 games in all competitions. They have drawn their last two league matches and they will be keen to build on that.
Although Gillingham have managed to win once this season, they have also had a difficult time in League Two this season having collected just six points from their nine matches.
A result they sit just above the relegation zone, but a win on Saturday could leave them as high 15th if the results go in their way.
They head into the match winless in their last five matches across all competitions and they suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Mansfield in their previous league fixture. They will therefore be desperate to bounce back on Saturday as they seek to avoid being dragged into the relegation zone.
Hartlepool vs Gillingham head to head
Both sides have met in eight encounters since 2005 with both sides claiming three victories, and there have been two draws.
- Hartlepool 3-4 Gillingham
- Gillingham 0-0 Hartlepool
- Hartlepool 1-1 Gillingham
- Gillingham 0-1 Hartlepool
- Hartlepool 4-0 Gillingham
- Morecambe 4-2 Hartlepool
- Sutton United 2-0 Hartlepool
- Hartlepool 1-1 Crewe
- Colchester 1-1 Hartlepool
- Hartlepool 2-0 Harrogate
- Gillingham 0-2 Mansfield
- Grimsby 1-1 Gillingham
- Gillingham 0-0 Swindon
- Charlton 3-0 Gillingham
- Carlisle 1-0 Gillingham
Hartlepool team news
Hartlepool have a fully-fit squad ahead of the clash.
Gillingham team news
Gillingham will be without Scott Kashket due to injury.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance (1, X)
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5