Blackpool vs QPR
English League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Bloomfield Road (Blackpool).
Blackpool will be hoping to keep their League Cup dream alive on Tuesday evening when they take on the Championship outfit QPR in the battle for the fourth rounds of the competition. The Seasiders completed a comeback to see off fellow League One rivals Doncaster Rovers in the second round with goals from Michael Nottingham and Harry Pritchard.
They’ve been in good form ever since that win, winning two and drawing two of following four games in the division. Such spell climbed them up to the 8th place in the league ladder. Nonetheless, Terrence McPhillips’ squad could not break the deadlock in the weekend’s goalless draw to mid-table rivals Luton Town at Bloomfield Road.
Blackpool vs QPR: Head-to-head
- The two teams will take on each other for the first time since the 2013/14 season when they battled it out together in the Championship.
- QPR had much more luck over the course of history winning 8, drawing 5 and losing just 1 of 14 encounters against the Riversiders.
- Only one of past four head to head affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Blackpool vs QPR: Prediction
The Hoops were on a good sequence of results winning three and drawing four across competitions before falling 0-1 to Norwich City on Saturday. However, Steve McClaren can still be satisfied with the clear rise in form his men showed over the last couple of weeks after making a dreadful start to the new Championship campaign.
The team tightened things up at the back. They’ll come into this with just two goals conceded in last four games. Given Blackpool struggled for goals past the League One opposition recently, we have to recognize the value of the 3.00 odds offered for the visitors to keep things tight at the back here.
The Seasiders were also fairly tough to break down recently. They head into this off the back of consecutive clean sheets against Plymouth Argyle and Luton Town. The Under 2.5 goals FT pops up as the perfect betting option at the odds of 1.80.
Blackpool vs QPR: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
QPR to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).