Blackpool vs West Bromwich Albion
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bloomfield Road.
The Baggies are part of the prestigious PL at the moment, and they were promoted to the top flight after delivering a superb season in 2019-20 in the Championship.
They have not had life easy in the Premier League, but their quality and competitive spirit is still alive and kicking.
This weekend, they are on the road, and are pitted against a struggling team from the League One in their FA Cup fixture. Note that the League One is the third rung in the English Football system, and even there the Seasiders are not a major player.
On top of that, Sam Allardyce’s men also have a terrific h2h record against this rival over the past several years.
Considering these factors, expect West Brom to post the win this weekend at the Bloomfield Road.
Blackpool vs West Brom Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest clash had ended in a 3-2 win for the Baggies.
- They had won all but one encounter against this foe in the past two decades.
- They have scored three or more goals in four of the preceding five clashes.
- Not once have they failed to score against this opponent since 2000, and they have scored two or more goals in all but one match-up in the period.
Blackpool vs West Brom Prediction
Allardyce’s men are part of the PL, and for the reason, they are continuously taking on some of the very best teams in the world. To put it clearly, note that they had faced Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Leeds, and Aston Villa in their past five game weeks.
This exposure and experience have helped them to turn into an even better team than the last year, and for them, a struggling mid-table squad from the League One would not be that much of a challenge.
On top of that, they also have an awesome h2h record against Neil Critchley’s men over the past two decades, and have scored heavily in the process.
Moreover, the Baggies need a huge win to remind themselves that they had terrorized rivals in the Championship the last season. A win this weekend would be a huge confidence-boost for them.
And by the looks of things, a convincing West Brom win seems the likely outcome.
Blackpool vs West Brom Betting Tips
West Bromwich Albion to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by West Bromwich Albion @ 1.90 (9/10).