hartlepool and stoke will be deceptively even, even though the teams are leagues apart. i think hartlepool will make use of their home advantage to push stoke all the way, especially as stoke are set to send out their reserves in a competition i don't think tony pulis gives a shit about. just take note that the likes of ryan france and nick featherstone are playing for stoke. yes, who the heck is nick featherstone? as such, i think hartlepool might just be able to force a replay in this one.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on hartlepool +0.5 @ 1.83 = $9.15