Sheffield Wednesday’s home advantage and the prospect of Blackpool boss Ian Holloway making several changes to his side mean that bookies are finding it hard to separate the two teams ahead of their Carling Cup tie, even though there’s a division between them.
Stan James quote the Owls at 13/8 to prevail across 90 minutes while the best price for a Seasiders triumph is William Hill’s 9/5 and Betfred offer 12/5 for the draw. The stalemate is about the best match bet at Hillsborough, although there have been so many upsets across the first round, that any result is possible and punters might be better served by risking their cash in the total goals markets.
It should be an open, high-scoring affair if Tuesday night’s busy programme in the competition is anything to go by. Indeed, almost half of the matches, 13 out of 28 to be precise, produced four or more goals in normal time and so statistically it follows that Sportingbet’s 13/5 for this one to produce more than 3.5, is worth a speculative flutter.
Over 3.5 goals – 13/5 (Sportingbet)