Kick Off: 1830, 14/05/2017
Stadium: Bloomfield Road
TV: Sky Sports
Blackpool have history on their side when taking on Luton in the League Two play-offs and are given our vote to prevail in the first leg at Bloomfield Road on Sunday.
The Seasiders have a good record themselves in these end-of-season events, being the only club to have secured promotion via this manner through all three divisions.
Another good omen is that four of the last seven teams to go up from the League Two play-offs finished seventh in the table, so let’s take note and snap up 5/4 for a home win as one of our Blackpool vs Luton betting tips.
A Look At Blackpool’s Betting Odds
Blackpool were certainly hard to beat at this venue in the second half of the regular season, losing just one of their last 12 league matches on home turf.
Netting six goals in two recent wins over Cheltenham and Leyton Orient here will also have boosted their confidence, especially with attack-minded duo Mark Cullen and Neil Danns striking in both matches.
Gary Bowyer insists his side will go into this tie as underdogs to progress, but the passionate local supporters will put all their energy into backing the team, rather than protesting against the club’s owners, and that can spur them on.
Looking at the Blackpool vs Luton odds, we like 3/1 for the Seasiders to shade this by a one-goal margin.
A Look At Luton Town’s Betting Odds
Luton were among the favourites for automatic promotion until a run of just one win in eight games between mid-February and the end of March ruined their chances.
The Hatters rallied well enough to finish off the campaign with a hat-trick of victories, but fourth place has been a cross to bear in this division in recent times when it comes to the play-offs.
Fleetwood’s 2014 success is the only one from that position in the last eight years and Luton may just let that prey on their minds going into the opening encounter with Blackpool.
The Seasiders to edge a cagey contest 1-0 can be backed at 29/4.
BLACKPOOL 3-1 Orient – Neil Danns, Mark Cullen, Andy Taylor
LUTON 3-1 Morecambe – Isaac Vassell, Jack Marriott (2)
Head-to-head: Luton 1-0 Blackpool, Blackpool 0-2 Luton.