Blackburn vs Blackpool prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 21/02/2023

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Blackburn - Blackpool

England Championship - Ewood Park

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Blackburn vs Blackpool with the game due to take place on Tuesday 21st February.

Blackburn vs Blackpool prediction and top betting tips

Blackpool have their eyes fixed on the prize of avoiding relegation after bagging their first win under Mick McCarthy at the weekend. Can Magic Mick conjure up another result here? Find out with our Blackburn vs Blackpool match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Blackburn vs Blackpool Prediction 1: Draw

We begin our predictions for this game by backing the draw. Neither of these sides have been losing loads of games lately. Blackburn, who sit seventh in the table, are unbeaten across their last seven games but have notably drawn six of those. Blackpool meanwhile have only lost one of their last four games with two draws in that period. Mick McCarthy will very much come into this game with the intention of not getting beat and with Blackburn's record of stalemates recently, the spoils being shared wouldn't be the biggest surprise.

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Blackburn vs Blackpool Prediction 2: Under 2.5 goals

Our next tip for this game comes from the total goals market and we are predicting under 2.5 goals. Blackburn have gone under the 2.5 threshold in each of their last five games with a lowly game average of just 1.0 goals. Blackpool meanwhile have gone south of the 2.5 mark in two of their last three games and have looked much tighter at the back since McCarthy took charge. When you consider that three of the last five, including each of the last two, head to head games have also gone south of 2.5 goals it feels like a bit of a no brainer!

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Blackburn vs Blackpool

Head to Head

28/01/23

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

0

31/08/22

England Championship CHA

Blackpool

Blackpool

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

1

09/04/22

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

1

02/10/21

England Championship CHA

Blackpool

Blackpool

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

1

25/08/20

UK Friendlies UK

Blackpool

Blackpool

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

3

Last Five - Blackburn

27/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Newcastle

Newcastle

Blackburn

Blackburn

1 (4)

1 (3)

L

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

1

D

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

0

D

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

2

D

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

0

L

Last Five - Blackpool

27/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

0

L

24/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

4

W

20/02/24

England EFL Trophy England

Peterborough

Peterborough

Blackpool

Blackpool

3

0

L

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

2

W

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Blackpool

Blackpool

2

0

L

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the Blackburn vs Blackpool odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game? Let's find out.

Blackburn odds: 24/25 (1.96) – 31%

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29%

Blackpool odds: 14/5 (3.80) – 26%

As you can see from the above, the bookmakers have this one down as a Blackburn win with Rovers odds on in the match result market. The draw and away win options are somewhat longer odds, however, the fact they're so closely priced together suggests that, should Blackpool remain in the game, they could easily turn a draw into a win. Not all betting markets have such a clear favourites though; the over/under 2.5 goals options are both odds on with little between them.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Blackburn vs Blackpool

Blackburn

Blackburn set up in a 5-4-1 formation in their last match but we can see them shaping up a little different this time as they look to overload what is likely to be a low block backline. As part of that, we're expecting to see Sammie Szmodics come into the starting XI. Bradley Dack meanwhile will be unavailable due to injury.

Predicted lineup – Pears, Thomas, Carter, Ayala, Hyam, Pickering, Dolan, Buckley, Diaz, Sznodics, Gallagher

Blackpool

Blackpool earned a first win of the Mick McCarthy era at the weekend and, given how McCarthy likes to operate, he'll be keen to carry that positivity and momentum into this game. The most obvious way of achieving that is with an unchanged lineup. That said, given the quick turnaround in games, some rotation might be needed but, if that occurs, it will likely be at the top end of the pitch.

Predicted lineup – Maxwell, Lyons, Connolly, Nelson, Husband, Dougall, Fiorini, Poveda, Carey, Garbutt, Yates

Blackburn vs Blackpool Line ups

Blackburn

Blackburn
27
Lewis Travis
gb
21
John Buckley
gb
5
Dominic Hyam
gb
10
Tyrhys Dolan
gb
13
Aynsley Pears
gb
9
Sam Gallagher
gb
8
Sammie Szmodics
gb
2
Callum Brittain
gb
14
Sorba Thomas
gb
4
Daniel Ayala
es
11
Joe Rankin-Costello
gb
Substitutes
29
Jack Vale
gb
6
Tyler Morton
gb
17
Hayden Carter
gb
19
Ryan Hedges
gb
34
Joe Hilton
gb
30
Jake Garrett
gb
33
Ashley Phillips
gb

Blackpool

Blackpool
16
Sonny Carey
gb
25
Morgan Rogers
gb
28
Charlie Patino
gb
23
Dominic Thompson
gb
31
Curtis Nelson
gb
2
Callum Connolly
gb
12
Kenny Dougall
au
9
Jerry Yates
gb
1
Chris Maxwell
gb
4
Jordan Gabriel
gb
26
Ian Poveda
gb
Substitutes
29
Luke Garbutt
gb
11
Josh Bowler
gb
3
James Husband
gb
24
Andrew Lyons
ie
19
Shayne Lavery
gb
32
Daniel Grimshaw
gb
22
CJ Hamilton
ie

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

Blackpool are likely to come under the cosh in this game but having survived an onslaught against Stoke, they'll be confident of repelling any attacks that come their way. Callum Connolly turned in a mammoth performance during that aforementioned game and his involvement here is going to be vital if the Seasiders are to add more to their points tally here.

Take a look at the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Leicester

Leicester

34 25 3 6 41 78
2 Leeds

Leeds

34 22 6 6 37 72
3 Ipswich

Ipswich

34 21 9 4 23 72
4 Southampton

Southampton

34 20 7 7 23 67
5 West Brom

West Brom

35 17 8 10 18 59
6 Hull

Hull

34 16 7 11 7 55
7 Norwich

Norwich

34 15 7 12 8 52
8 Preston

Preston

34 15 7 12 -5 52
9 Coventry

Coventry

35 13 12 10 10 51
10 Sunderland

Sunderland

34 14 5 15 7 47
11 Watford

Watford

34 11 11 12 3 44
12 Bristol City

Bristol City

34 12 8 14 0 44
13 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

33 13 5 15 -2 44
14 Cardiff

Cardiff

34 13 5 16 -9 44
15

Plymouth

34 10 10 14 -4 40
16 Blackburn

Blackburn

34 11 6 17 -12 39
17 Swansea

Swansea

34 10 9 15 -12 39
18 Birmingham

Birmingham

33 10 8 15 -13 38
19 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

34 8 13 13 -15 37
20 Millwall

Millwall

34 9 9 16 -14 36
21 QPR

QPR

34 9 8 17 -13 35
22 Stoke

Stoke

34 9 8 17 -17 35
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

34 9 5 20 -25 32
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

34 3 10 21 -36 19

A quickfire FAQ on Blackburn – Blackpool

Blackburn vs Blackpool prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Ewood Park
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Blackburn
  • What time does the match kick off?  19:45 GMT

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