By Finley Chung, Sutton United writer
Sutton are back in EFL action on Tuesday evening as they welcome high flying Hartlepool United to the VBS Community stadium. This is Sutton’s third home game in a row, with home fixtures now coming like London busses, for the London based side. The two sides have gone from being National League sides to EFL sides, with Sutton coming out on top in the last time the two sides met, with Isaac Olafoe, Rob Milsom and Louis John scoring in a 3-0 win for the home side.
The visitors come into this one sat 4th in the league after a very encouraging start. 4 wins out of 4 for Pools at home, however Sutton will take confidence in the away form so far for the northern side, with pools losing both their encounters away from home so far this season. Tyler Buery, a Millwall loanee who is the visitor’s top scorer will be unavailable for this fixture, along with Gavin Holohan and David Ferguson unlikely to make the trip south.
One absentee for Sutton is Joe Barden, who was forced off with injury against Stevenage which will likely see Joe Kizzitake his place in Suttons back four.
Regarding Footrace points for this encounter, should the home side be victorious for the second game in a row, 12 points will be yours. Adding ten points to that total will give you 22 if you pick the sides to be level pegging. The visitors will gain you 25 points if you feel Hartlepool will take 3 points back up North with them!