Blackpool v Scunthorpe United
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Bloomfield Road (Blackpool)
Blackpool host Scunthorpe United for their Matchday 15 League Cup clash on Tuesday evening, just days after returning to the competition with a 2-0 home win over AFC Wimbledon – which sees them six points behind the top 6 and surely very motivated to close the gap.
Pool have been struggling for consistency in late September and early October, seeing an EFL Trophy exit in the hands of West Brom (1-2) ahead of the break, but they have now earned a great confidence booster! They have been a tough side to beat at Bloomfield Road and now promise another solid challenge midway through the week.
The question remains if Scunthorpe United are up to the challenge, coming into the match with four consecutive losses behind them. They’ve been beaten by Luton Town, Lincoln City, Peterborough United before the break and Wycombe Wanderers after it, conceding a last-minute winner at Adams Park on Saturday and seeing the unwanted streak continue.
Blackpool vs Scunthorpe United: Head-to-head
Scunthorpe have earned four points in two head-to-head clashes last term, including a 2-3 win at this ground in December.
Blackpool have last beat the rivals in January 2016, which was their fifth win in six occasions here.
We’ve come to get used to thriller and high-scoring matchups between the sides.
Blackpool vs Scunthorpe United: Prediction
We will now back Blackpool to build on their fine Saturday’s performance and outgun the rivals to secure the points, sticking with a Home win at 1.83. They have been very tough at this ground and should now have what it takes to capitalize on the Iron’s recent woes.
However, we do expect another thriller head-to-head clash and we’ll also go for Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.95, which looks great value especially seeing Scunthorpe have been scoring numbers of goals even with their inability to return to the winning ways in October.
Blackpool vs Scunthorpe United: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.83
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95.