Southampton are now five points clear at the top of the Championship having won four matches in a row and they’re slender favourites at 6/4 with Blue Square to make it five straight victories by seeing off Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
Stan James make the Seasiders 19/10 outsiders and it’s easy to see why the bookies have priced the clash as they have given that the hosts have won just one of their last six but Ian Holloway’s troops remain a tough proposition on home soil and it could be worth tackling BetVictor’s 5/2 for the spoils to be shared.
That was the result in the reverse fixture at the St Mary’s Stadium in December, as the pair drew two-each and bold punters can obtain odds of 14/1 with Betfred for a repeat. Alternatively, bet365 chalk 5/1 against both halves finishing all square and Boylesports offer odds of 2/1 for the game to produce four or more goals.
Elsewhere, it’s also 5/2 (BetVictor) for West Ham and Reading to inseparable in the other big automatic promotion clash, Paddy Power price Cardiff at 10/11 to re-ignite their play-off push by beating Millwall and Ipswich, at 4/6 via Ladbrokes, should be too strong for Barnsley.
Draw/Draw in HT/FT in Blackpool v Southampton – 5/1 (bet365)