Football betting fans with decent memories will know that Blackpool and Cardiff have history.
It was against the Welsh side that the Seasiders booked their place in the Premier League two years ago, winning 3-2. On that day there wasn’t much to pick between the two teams and when they come face-to-face this weekend in the Championship, it is in similar circumstances.
Both teams have enjoyed an identical start, sitting sixth and seventh in the table, with both on 11 points and boasting a plus three goal difference.
Blackpool’s only defeat came to Brighton, while Cardiff’s lone reverse thus far was against Derby – and both of those sides have enjoyed storming starts to the season.
With the Bluebirds also Cardiff sharing the spoils in two of their three away games to date – and only snatching victory at West Ham with an injury-time winner – it is easy to see why the draw is hugely tempting at odds of 9/4.
If you want to pick a winner, Cardiff probably just edge it in terms of value at 5/2, with the Seasiders rated as the 21/20 favourites on bwin.com.
Looking elsewhere for ways to make money on a draw leads us to draw/draw in the half-time/full-time market at 17/4 – a tasty bet by anyones standards.
A 1-1 draw at full-time is available at 21/4, so you if you back this using your free £25 bet for joining bwin.com, a healthy return of £156.25 will be yours if the result comes in.
Contrary to their reputation for entertainment in their respective leagues last term, both sides have been running a tight ship when it comes to goals for and against, as just two Championship matches apiece involving them have contained three or more goals thus far.
With under 2.5 goals at 19/20, the odds reflect this run, but this is also a selection well worth considering.
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