In one of the matches of the 1/64 finals of the English League Cup, Blackburn and Hartlepool will meet. Who will pass next?
Last season, Blackburn competed in the Championship, and failed to rise in class, falling behind the playoff zone by six points. Now he will have at least one more season in the second strongest division, in which he will again try to win a ticket to the Premier League. So far, the first matches show that Blackburn is in great shape. After two matches, he has the maximum number of points on his account, which were scored thanks to victories over Queens Park Rangers (1-0) and Swansea (3-0).
But "Hartlepool" represents the Second League, last season which did not even enter the top ten teams. According to the results of 46 matches, Hartlepool had to settle for 17th place, scoring 54 points. Nothing good yet promises a new season, in the first two matches of which Hartlepool cannot win. In the first round, he suffered a major defeat from Walsall (0-4), and in the second round, he broke up with Wimbledon (0-0).
Statistics and figures:
- Blackburn has a 4-match winning streak;
- Hartlepool have not won for five matches;
- "Blackburn" approaches the match in the status of the favorite.
Blackburn are in great shape, which they should prove by easily coping with the inferior Hartlepool.