Luton vs Blackpool betting tips and predictions for the second leg of the League Two play-off semi-final on Thursday evening. Our football tipster has picked three bets below.
A topsy-turvy affair resulted in Blackpool taking a lead to Kennilworth Road on Thursday night but can the Seasiders extend that advantage against Luton?
Luton were undone by a Mark Cullen hat-trick and their former striker will be aiming to inflict more damage on Nathan Jones’ men. Cullen fired in a wonder-goal before completing his treble from the spot after a foul by Scott Cuthbert. Neither side will be up for any kind of defensive accolades judging by that first leg although Luton have been difficult to beat on their own patch this season. They possess plenty of firepower and will need Danny Hylton to be at his effective best here. The striker, who returned from suspension was quiet in the first leg and will hope for better service on Thursday night.
The Tangerines have won four of their last five games but haven’t been consistent travellers this campaign. They’ve failed to score in three of their last five away matches and needed a late penalty to overcome promoted Doncaster. Considering how open the first leg became, both sides seem likely to get on the scoresheet. Our first Luton vs Blackpool betting prediction is Both Teams to Score at 7/10 with Ladbrokes.
Luton need to take the initiative here because Blackpool will be happy to soak up their attacks for 90 minutes. The Seasiders have become difficult to beat and it could end all square. Our second Luton vs Blackpool betting tip is Draw at 5/2 with Bet Victor.
The hosts have plenty of possible goalscorers with Isaac Vassell landing the prize for us in the first leg. We’ll stick with the wide man to continue his fine form. Our third Luton vs Blackpool betting prediction is Isaac Vassell to score anytime at 9/4 with Bet365.
There were no new injuries picked up by the Hatters on Sunday. Jack Marriott and Ollie Palmer could be drafted in as alternative options up front.
Blackpool are unlikely to make many changes for this game. Jamille Matt will be pushing for a start since his return to fitness but is unlikely to displace hat-trick hero Mark Cullen.
Sunday’s success was Blackpool’s first triumph in six attempts against Luton. The hosts won 1-0 here during the regular season with a last gasp Ollie Palmer strike.
Luton begin as favourites for this tie at around 13/10. Blackpool can be backed 11/5 with the draw at around 5/2
Danny Hylton and Mark Cullen remain the top two in the goal-scorer market.
Both Teams to Score – 7/10 with Ladbrokes.
Draw – 5/2 with Bet Victor.
Isaac Vassell to score anytime – 9/4 with Bet365.
Ladbrokes – bet £10 get £30.
Bet Victor – bet £10 get £40.
Bet365 – £200.