Preston vs Blackpool Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/04/2023

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Preston - Blackpool

England Championship - Deepdale

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

Another interesting duel in the upcoming Championship round is the one between Preston and Blackpool, scheduled for Saturday, April 1st. So, make sure to check our preview of this game and our top Championship predictions for it.

Our Best Preston vs Blackpool Predictions and Picks

If you're not certain about the right bet for Preston vs Blackpool, check our top picks for this game and other best football tips for today.

Preston to Win

While Blackpool managed to beat Preston 4-2 in their first meeting this season, they have since done poorly in the league and they find themselves in the relegation zone.

On the other hand, Preston has been in good form recently and they are in the middle of the standings right now, with an outside chance of fighting for the playoffs. So, with them also hosting the game, our first Preston vs Blackpool prediction is for Preston to win.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

Although we saw six goals in the last duel between these teams, their previous two meetings have both gone under 2.5 total goals and our second Preston vs Blackpool prediction is also under 2.5 total goals.

After all, Preston averaged just 2.03 goals per game, which is the second-lowest average in Championship this season. Meanwhile, Blackpool averaged 2.58 goals per game in the league so far.

Top Odds, Latest Stats, and More for Preston vs Blackpool

If you want to bet on the best Preston vs Blackpool odds, check our list of odds from the main UK betting sites:

Head to Head

22/10/22

England Championship CHA

Blackpool

Blackpool

Preston

Preston

4

2

05/04/22

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Blackpool

Blackpool

1

0

23/10/21

England Championship CHA

Blackpool

Blackpool

Preston

Preston

2

0

Last Five - Preston

02/03/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Preston

Preston

0

0

D

23/02/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Preston

Preston

0

3

W

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Preston

Preston

2

2

D

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Preston

Preston

1

2

W

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Preston

Preston

0

2

W

Last Five - Blackpool

02/03/24

England League 1 League 1

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Blackpool

Blackpool

0

2

W

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

Now, we can take a better look at the top odds and markets for this game in more detail:

Preston odds: 11/10 (2.10) – 47.60% Probability

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.40% Probability

Blackpool odds: 56/19 (3.95) – 25.30% Probability

The bookies see Preston as the more likely winner in this match, which is expected. Meanwhile, the main favourite to be the First Goalscorer in this game is Ched Evans at 6/1 (7.00) odds, which is the same as a 14.30% probability. Also, the most likely Correct Score for this match is a 1-0 Luton win, again at 6/1 (7.00) odds – 14.30%.

Preston – Blackpool Preview: Top News, Latest Form, and Probable Lineups

You can find out more information about both teams ahead of their duel on our site, including the possible Preston vs Blackpool lineups:

Preston

With three wins, two draws, and just one loss in the last six games in the league, Preston has been on a good run lately and they have managed to climb up the standings, so they are currently right in the middle of the table. They are also seven points behind the playoff zone right now, so there is a small chance that they could get there, but it is unlikely.

Meanwhile, Greg Cunningham and Emil Riis Jakobsen are out with injuries at the moment, while Bambo Diaby is suspended.

Preston Predicted Lineup:

Woodman – Lindsey, Fernandez, Storey, Whiteman – Brady, Potts, Browne, Johnson – Evans, Cannon

Blackpool

Just one win in the last six games in the league, along with four losses and one draw, is the reason why Blackpool remains in the relegation zone at the moment. The team is currently four points behind Cardiff, the first team outside of it, so there is a chance for them yet, but with eight games left to be played, they need to start winning now.

When it comes to news, eight players are currently on Blackpool's injury list, so that's another issue to deal with in a tough time for the team.

Blackpool Predicted Lineup:

Maxwell – Nelson, Thorniley, Husband, Connolly – Patino, Fiorini, Lyons, Hamilton – Yates, Rogers

Starting Lineups

Preston

Preston
4
Ben Whiteman
gb
14
Jordan Storey
gb
15
Troy Parrott
ie
6
Liam Lindsay
gb
1
Freddie Woodman
gb
44
Brad Potts
gb
8
Alan Browne
ie
10
Daniel Johnson
jm
16
Andrew Hughes
gb
28
Thomas Cannon
ie
2
Alvaro Fernandez Carreras
es
Substitutes
20
Ben Woodburn
gb
25
David Cornell
gb
17
Josh Onomah
gb
18
Ryan Ledson
gb
11
Robbie Brady
ie
7
Liam Delap
gb
5
Patrick Bauer
de

Blackpool

Blackpool
4
Jordan Gabriel
gb
24
Andrew Lyons
ie
25
Morgan Rogers
gb
22
CJ Hamilton
ie
12
Kenny Dougall
au
10
Keshi Anderson
gb
9
Jerry Yates
gb
31
Curtis Nelson
gb
1
Chris Maxwell
gb
3
James Husband
gb
2
Callum Connolly
gb
Substitutes
29
Luke Garbutt
gb
16
Sonny Carey
gb
32
Daniel Grimshaw
gb
11
Josh Bowler
gb
23
Dominic Thompson
gb
26
Ian Poveda
gb
28
Charlie Patino
gb

Starting lineups are often announced one hour before the kick off.

Championship Standings

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

Leicester

35 25 3 7 40 78
2 Ipswich

Ipswich

35 22 9 4 25 75
3 Leeds

Leeds

35 22 7 6 37 73
4 Southampton

Southampton

35 21 7 7 24 70
5 West Brom

West Brom

35 17 8 10 18 59
6 Hull

Hull

35 16 8 11 7 56
7 Norwich

Norwich

35 16 7 12 9 55
8 Preston

Preston

35 15 8 12 -5 53
9 Coventry

Coventry

35 13 12 10 10 51
10 Sunderland

Sunderland

35 14 5 16 6 47
11 Cardiff

Cardiff

35 14 5 16 -8 47
12 Watford

Watford

35 11 11 13 2 44
13 Bristol City

Bristol City

35 12 8 15 -1 44
14 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

34 13 5 16 -4 44
15 Swansea

Swansea

35 11 9 15 -11 42
16

Plymouth

35 10 10 15 -6 40
17 Blackburn

Blackburn

35 11 6 18 -13 39
18 Millwall

Millwall

35 10 9 16 -13 39
19 QPR

QPR

35 10 8 17 -12 38
20 Birmingham

Birmingham

34 10 8 16 -14 38
21 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

35 8 14 13 -15 38
22 Stoke

Stoke

35 10 8 17 -15 38
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

35 10 5 20 -24 35
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

35 3 10 22 -37 19

Player to Watch: Ched Evans

Given that we can see the home team winning the match, our player to watch is a Preston player, the experienced striker Ched Evans. He is the team's top scorer this season with nine goals in Championship.

While that isn't a huge number, Evans only played in 26 matches, so that's a solid rate of scoring and Blackpool will have to keep a close watch on him in their duel.

Q & A for Preston vs Blackpool

Preston vs Blackpool

  • Where is the game being played? The game is being played at Deepdale in Preston.
  • When is the match scheduled for? The match is scheduled for 12:30 pm GMT on Saturday, April 1st.
  • What happened in the last duel between these teams? Blackpool beat Preston 4-2 last time they met.

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