Arsenal vs Blackpool
English League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal host Blackpool on Wednesday night in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. The Gunners go into the fixture as one of the hottest teams in England having won 11 straight fixtures in all competitions ahead of their weekend Premier League match against Crystal Palace. Unai Emery has revitalised Arsenal with his tactics and man management. It has paid off and the Gunners have a legitimate shot at winning silverware once again this term. Blackpool haven’t had the same kind of success this season and currently sit midtable in League One. For all the latest Carabao Cup odds, bettors can find them at Bet365 in Canada and wager on all the games.
The Gunners defeated Brentford in the third round of the competition, 3-1. Danny Welbeck scored a brace while Alexandre Lacazette added the third goal. The latter is in fantastic form and has combined to score 10 Premier League goals with teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Blackpool have had a far longer road to reach the Carabao Cup fourth round. Wednesday night’s match will be their fourth of the competition. Blackpool have beaten Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, and Queens Park Rangers to reach their showdown with Arsenal at the Emirates. Blackpool will be a tricky side to defeat. They have knocked out two sides from League One along with a Championship club. Bettors can click here for more information on the football competitions taking place this season.
Arsenal vs Blackpool: Head-to-Head
- Arsenal have won the last two meetings between the clubs, which came during the 2010-11 Premier League season.
- The Gunners outscored Blackpool 9-1 in their two previous Premier League matches.
- Arsenal put six goals past Blackpool the last time they clashed at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs Blackpool: Prediction
Arsenal are playing fantastic football. The Gunners’ recent form has given them the best wins streak in the Premier League and they could equal Manchester City’s record of 18 straight games with a win. Emery has instilled a new belief in the side and it is truly paying off at the Emirates. Arsenal are heavy favourites at 1.12. The Gunners will see off Blackpool in regular time thanks to their superior quality.
Blackpool only score 0.8 goals per game. The team has failed in the final third this term and the odds for both teams to score are 2.10. It is an interesting price. The Seasiders should concede goals to Arsenal’s rampant attack. Although they have kept clean sheets recently, Blackpool haven’t faced players with Lacazette or Aubameyang’s talent. There is value in the under 2.5 goals bet a 3.60. It will be difficult for Blackpool to harness Arsenal’s strikers, however.
Arsenal vs Blackpool: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.12 (1/8)
Both teams to score @ 2.10 (11/10)