Despite the riches on offer in the Champions League, there’s another match this weekend that financially at least, is worth more. Blackpool and West Ham face-off in the Championship play-off final, competing for a swift return to the Premiership and the cash windfall that involves and having finished third across the course of the regular season, it’s Sam Allardyce’s men that are odds-on at 8/13 via Stan James to gain promotion.
Paddy Power make Ian Holloway’s charges their 11/8 underdogs to go up while the Londoners are also favoured in the match betting at 21/20 courtesy of William Hill and in what should be a close affair, Skybet post 11/4 against it finishing all square after 90 minutes at Wembley, where BetVictor quote both teams at 11/1 to prevail on penalties.
Holloway however, led Blackpool to play-off glory at this point two years ago and his side will be less likely to show any nerves on the big day so they could eventually break Hammers hearts despite having suffered two heavy defeats to them already this season.
Subsequently, the Seasiders are perhaps overpriced at 11/4 (Boylesports) to nick it in normal time and In a fixture that looks good value at 10/11 courtesy of Coral to produce three or more goals, Betfred’s 11/1 chalked against a 2-1 Blackpool success isn’t without appeal.
Elsewhere, Ladbrokes chalk Holloway’s troops up at 11/2 to emerge victorious by a one-goal margin, also at 11/2, this time with Stan James, is a Tangerines lead at the end of each half and for the wary, Skybet rate Blackpool at 7/4 in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market.