Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 3rd November 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
Mid-table team Blackpool takes on Bristol Rovers who hang by a thread over the relegation zone at the Bloomfield Road in this week’s League One fixtures.
With 22 points so far Blackpool sits at the twelfth position in the table. By virtue of their goal difference Bristol Rovers just miss the cut-off for demotion to the lower division as of now, as they share the same 14 points with Oxford United.
Blackpool comes into this match after putting on a fine display against Arsenal in the League Cup. They were defeated, but they had the Gunners worrying for their winning streak under Unai Emery. The score read 2-1 in favor of Arsenal at the end of the ninety minutes.
Bristol Rovers will be disappointed with themselves as they were beaten by Blackpool in a match with just one goal, which turned out to be the decider. Alex Mowatt struck one into the net in the 11th minute and the score held till the final whistle.
Curtis Tilt, Mark Cullen, and Nathan Delfouneso have all scored three goals each for Blackpool so far in this season’s league games. Their unselfish play has really been effective this season as different goal scorers have emerged for the home team.
Stefan Payne and Tom Lockier are the only ones who have to themselves a decent record with two goals each for Bristol Rovers. Rest of the team have really been disappointing and the Rovers need answers to the goal drought if they are to keep high ambitions for their season.
Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Head-to-head (h2h)
- Last three victories in a row, in these teams’ head-to-head matches, have been for the home team.
- Blackpool has just three losses in their last 18 matches.
- Bristol Rovers have won just four of their last 16 matches.
- Blackpool has lost just one in the last ten matches at home, two in last 15 and three in last 21.
- Bristol Rovers is currently on an eight-match winless streak and has just two wins in their last 17 games on the road.
Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Prediction
Blackpool will comfortably win this match at their home stadium. Their home record has been emphatic and at the same time, Bristol Rovers are really terrible on the road. As of now, they are on an eight-match winless streak and in their last 17 away games, they have managed just two wins.
The home team has a set of forwards who have really imbibed the values of team-spirit and focuses more on the collective good rather than individual glory. They like to create for their mates along with them getting on the scoresheet. The already out-of-form Rovers defense will have a hard time dealing with the Blackpool frontline.
Expect an early goal from the hosts. The lead will be maintained till the end and most probably it will be extended in the second half as well.
Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Betting Tips
Blackpool to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Half Time/ Full Time: Blackpool/ Blackpool @ 3.25 (9/4).