Stoke City vs Blackpool
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
With Stoke City as the host, the clash with Blackpool in the Carabao Cup is likely to turn eyes to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Having gained the bragging rights in most of their recent h2h clashes with the Tangerines, the home team will aim to avenge the loss from the latter’s last visit.
Stoke City was at the 15th spot in the Championship last season after picking up just 56 points from their 46 league appearances in the schedule. In the meantime, Blackpool reached the 13th place in the League One table last season with 45 points from the 35 attempts overall.
The Potters were unbeaten in the last four clashes in the campaign, following a 1-4 win on the road against Nottingham Forest last time out in the schedule. Meanwhile, Blackpool lost to Tranmere in their last clash in League One with a 1-2 scoreline.
Stoke vs Blackpool Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only two of their last five matches have ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a goalless draw.
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in three of the recent five fixtures.
Stoke vs Blackpool Prediction
Stoke City is not the brightest contender of the Championship tier. However, they are enough to keep a third-tier contender like Blackpool at the bay. Besides, the visitor has had no actions since March while the host is less cold feet as their league finished only last month.
The Potters have lost to the visitor in only one of the recent five h2h meetings at home, and only one of those clashes saw the total score spiking over 3 goals in ninety minutes.
The host hasn’t been that sharp in their attacks of late, and thus the tip for under 3.5 goals will probably be the best bet in the encounter along with a home win in full-time.
Stoke vs Blackpool Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Stoke to win @ 1.57 (4/7).