Blackpool go into this encounter as 7/10 favourites in bwin’s 3Way football betting market and should have enough to see off the challenge of Bristol City.
The Robins have only managed to record one victory this season – an impressive away day success against Sven’s big-spending Leicester City.
Their fans would have hoped this would be the catalyst for a sustained move in the right direction, but unfortunately it has all been downhill since then.
Positioned 23rd in the Championship table, it is no wonder they are not fancied to get a result at Bloomfield Road.
Keith Millen’s men are available at odds of 4/1 to take all three points, but a draw is probably the best Bristol City fans can hope for. This outcome is priced at 12/5.
The two sides were involved in enthralling midweek matches, with dramatic 90th-minute goals key features in both games.
Bristol City led Reading by two goals, but in a mad final 20 minutes, conceded three goals and threw away the points they so desperately need.
On the other hand, a stoppage-time strike by Keith Southern rescued a point for Blackpool against Coventry at The Ricoh Arena.
The two midweek fixtures mentioned saw a total of nine goals scored, and with both defences being breached on a regular basis, it is likely to be another high-scoring affair.
For there to be over 3,5 goals scored is priced at 2/1, but it may be worth looking at the odds of 9/2 on there being over 4,5 goals scored in total.
Defensive frailties should see both sides find the back of the net and the 3/4 on offer for this eventuality looks a great bet.
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Tangerines boss Ian Holloway will be hoping his side can bounce straight back to the big time after last season’s heart-breaking relegation and will see fixtures like this as must-win for this to occur.
Premier League experience could be vital in their promotion push and with Kevin Phillips still banging in the goals at the tender age of 38, they have every chance of a swift return to the top flight.
With Phillips leading the line, Blackpool’s attacking style should ensure goals aplenty and has done thus far.
However, the majority of goals in Blackpool’s fixtures this season have been scored in the second half.
On three occasions Blackpool have led 1-0 at the break and a repeat of this on Saturday can be backed at 13/5.
If the Seasiders do go into the second half with an advantage, then the odds of 8/5 on Blackpool to be leading at both half-time and full-time look extremely inviting.
Finally, despite being big underdogs, Bristol City do have the edge over Blackpool in recent years.
The last seven fixtures have seen three wins for the Robins and four draws. A psychological edge does not guarantee you points, though, and a Blackpool victory is the best bet.
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