Brighton vs Blackpool
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 23 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).
Brighton struggled to reach the 1/16-final of the FA Cup this season against a League Two side. The match had ended in a 1-1 draw in full-time and was later decided in a penalty shootout. Newport’s Bennet missed a penalty in the shootout, which secured the berth for the Seagulls in the tournament.
Blackpool will have improved morale in the game as they defeated a PL side last time out in the tournament. They lost the lead twice in the game after coming in front, which ended in a 2-2 draw at their home. However, West Brom’s Pereira missed the last penalty to seal the victory for the Pool.
Brighton vs Blackpool Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of their recent three meetings have ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for the Pools.
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in only one of the recent four fixtures.
- The Pool has been unbeaten for the past three encounters.
- The host has lost only one of their last eight clashes at home.
Brighton vs Blackpool Prediction
Brighton’s struggle against a League Two side raises doubts over their form. However, the PL side can be counted on to perform better in the upcoming match. Blackpool, being a League One side, comes into the game after a successful clash against another PL team in the tournament.
The host is at the 16th spot on the PL table this season as it stands after 19 appearances. They are close to the relegation zone in the campaign, with just 3 wins overall so far. On the other hand, mid-table side Blackpool is also at the 16th spot in League One table with 8 wins in their 21 attempts this term until now.
The match is sizing to be a high-scoring affair with both teams likely to get involved in the scoresheet. The tip for over 2.5 goals and BTTS combined at 2.10 odds will probably yield better returns. With their ground advantage and top-tier experience, backing the home win seems to be the ideal choice in the clash.
Brighton vs Blackpool Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals & BTTS @ 2.10 (11/10).
Brighton to win in full-time @ 1.44 (4/9).