On Tuesday, Blackpool secured an FA Cup fifth round visit to Everton by carding a 3-0 replay success at Sheffield Wednesday but with the promotion race in the Championship hotting up, the priority for Ian Holloway’s men is league points and the weekend visit of Portsmouth.
The Seasiders are fancied to build on that midweek victory, Paddy Power pricing them at 4/5 to register a fourth straight victory in all competitions and Betfred rating the visitors at 7/2 to hamper Blackpool’s Premier League push.
Boylesports chalk 13/5 against it finishing all square, William Hill quote 13/2 for a 1-1 stalemate and Holloway’s charges are available at 4/11 in Skybet’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market but the Seasiders’ home record this season is impressive enough to suggest they can snare a vital maximum haul and Ladbrokes make them a tasty 7/2 to eventually break down stubborn Pompey’s resistance in the second period having gone in on level terms at the break.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Burnley’s away form allied with Southampton’s unconvincing run makes the Clarets look too big at 18/5 (BetVictor) at the St Mary’s Stadium, leaders West Ham, at 21/20 via Sportingbet should also prevail on their travels as they visit Peterborough while Coral make in-form Birmingham 11/10 to edge out Barnsley at Oakwell.
Draw/Blackpool in HT/FT betting – 7/2 (Ladbrokes)