Torquay have lost just one of their opening seven games in all competitions this season.Hartlepool have failed to win their last two National League matches.Torquay have scored exactly two goals in four of their last five competitive matches.Gulls to extend winning streak
Hartlepool saw themselves undone by a late equaliser at home to Altrincham in midweek to make it two games without a win for the fourth placed side in the National League, and their winless streak could be extended against the in-form Torquay on Saturday.
Prior to these two stalemates, Hartlepool had started the campaign with three straight victories and were seen as the early pacesetters, but they have dropped to four points adrift of leaders Torquay, although they do also have a game in hand.
Torquay had no such problems in midweek as they thrashed Aldershot 4-1 away from home for their fifth consecutive win in all competitions. The only blemish on their otherwise perfect record is a loss at Eastleigh at the start of October, but despite this they’re seen as the underdogs coming into this match.
The Gulls have won six of their seven competitive games this season and, with Hartlepool drawing their last two in the league, backing a Torquay double chance looks enticing. We’re also going for a 2-1 correct score prediction after the visitors beat both Bromley and Chesterfield by this scoreline earlier in the month.