A run of three defeats in four has seen Blackpool slip to eighth in the Championship table and as they seek to turn things around, the Seasiders face another team struggling for form in the shape of Burnley, who have picked up just one win in five.
Ian Holloway’s men don’t enjoy home advantage but they are nevertheless slight favourites at 6/4 with Blue Square while the managerless Clarets are bet365′s 2/1 outsiders and Stan James post 5/2 against it finishing all square at Turf Moor.
Stalemates are always popular ahead of derby clashes and this match should proved to be no exception so Ladbrokes’ 13/2 for it to end one-apiece and BetVictor’s 11/2 marked against two drawn halves are both expected to attract market support.
However, the hosts could immediately reap the benefits of the departure of boss Eddie Howe to Bournemouth and in front of their own supporters they could nick this one. Bet365 make them 4/1 to shade it by one and it’s 10/1 courtesy of Ladbrokes for a 2-1 Clarets triumph.
Also in the Championship, Coral rate another team to have parted company with their manager, Bolton, at an enticing 4/6 to overcome Bristol City in their first match since Owen Coyle was sacked and also set for a home success are Charlton, a 6/5 chance at BetVictor to overcome a Barnsley side with a poor record on their travels.