Blackpool vs Arsenal
England- FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 5th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Bloomfield Road (Blackpool)
Blackpool has fallen behind in the title race of League One, but they have maintained discipline at the back. The Tangerines have not been extraordinary in terms of scoring goal as they have found just over a goal per match.
The team from Lancashire have not won any of their last 4 matches, of which 3 were defeats. At home they are on a 2 match losing streak at present. This came after a 4 match winning run in both Cup and league. So this upcoming game against Arsenal will be a tough game for them for sure.
Terry McPhillips team have beaten Exeter and Solihull Moors on the way to this match against the Gunners. With current form they will be looking for a third successive loss in all competitions.
Arsenal has been excellent in attacking in games, credit to forwards of the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette. The Premier League giants are finding it hard to get into a title winning spot in the League due to stutters at the start of the season. Unai Emery has found a winning combination from there on and results have been positive for his side since then.
The Gunners have scored 46 goals in the league but conceded 31 in return. They are also winless in the last 4 matches on the road in all competitions. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 away fixtures. Even with this poor form they may destroy the Pool quite easily on Saturday.
Blackpool vs Arsenal: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Arsenal has a 100% record against Blackpool in 4 h2h matches across all venues.
- All 4 of those games had a total score with over 2.5 goals.
- Only 1 match was held at the home of the Pool, which the away side won 1-3.
Blackpool vs Arsenal: Prediction
Emery may rotate his squad for this game as most of his payers are tired from a hectic league season. He has enough talent in the bench to face a team like the Tangerines. Arsenal will be ruthless against the poor home defense. So we can expect a one sided affair as their previous meetings. Thus a bet can be placed on Arsenal to win at both half and full time with 1.75 odd.
All the previous meetings between these two sides clearly gives the idea that this will be a high scoring match. All those games had a score of more than 2.5 goals in total. Thus we can safely place our money on this match to end with more than 2.5 goals at the final whistle with 1.52 odd.
Blackpool vs Arsenal: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Arsenal/Arsenal @ 1.75 (3/4).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.52 (1/2).