Southend vs Blackpool
English League One
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Roots Hall Stadium (Southend-on-Sea).
Southend are back at Roots Hall after a pair of tough away fixtures against Sunderland (a 3.0 defeat) and Barnsley (a 1-0 loss). They will be hoping to bounce back from such failures on Saturday afternoon when Blackpool come in visit for the Matchday No 18 tie.
The visitors climbed up to the 9th in the league ladder after beating Gillingham 0-1 in the road in the previous round. It was the striker Nathan Delfouneso who made the difference between the teams with a goal just after the break.
The Englishman was rested last weekend when the Seasiders saw off a League Two side Exeter City 2-3 on the road to make it to the second round in the FA Cup. Joseph Dodoo and Harry Pritchard were the catalysts for the mentioned victory at St. James’ Park. The head coach Terrence McPhillips thus has reasons to be optimistic ahead of this trip to Essex knowing his attacking line performed very well in recent weeks.
Southend vs Blackpool: Head-to-head
Blackpool did, however, struggle to pick up results whenever they played at Roots Hall Stadium.
Southend have a fine record of four wins in five home matches against the Seasiders over the course of history.
Overall, the Shrimpers lead the H2H tie by a single win coming into 12th encounter with Blackpool.
Southend vs Blackpool: Prediction
The visitors are the form favourites coming into this one without doubts. Southend lost as many as three of last five matches across competitions. We feel they might struggle to hold Blackpool’s in-form attackers down here.
The value is huge in the 3.40 odds offered for the visitors to claim the spoils. More conservative punters will fancy Blackpool not to lose at the odds of 1.72.
Another value bet would be Blackpool to score two or more goals at the odds of 3.00. Punters who’d like to try with a big longshot can chase the visitors to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at 5.50.
Southend vs Blackpool: Bet Tips
Blackpool or Draw @ 1.72 (8/11)
Blackpool Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00 (2/1).