Blackpool vs Exeter betting tips and predictions for the League Two Play-Off Final on Sunday afternoon. Read our football tipsters’ best bets and preview below.
A place in League One is up for grabs for either Blackpool or Exeter as the two finalists cross swords at Wembley on Sunday. We’ve picked out the best betting tips for the match.
The League Two Play-Offs certainly haven’t disappointed this season with a whopping 22 goals across four matches. The final has a lot to live up to! Blackpool squeezed through in very fortuitous circumstances 10 days ago when a 96th minute Kelvin Mellor header cannoned back off hapless Stuart Moore. Lady luck appeared to have deserted the Seasiders when Danny Hylton was awarded a penalty for a blatant dive. Referee Darren Deadman awarded Luton a spot-kick which was audaciously converted to put Luton ahead. Gary Bowyer’s side have fighting spirit and fought tooth and nail to claw their way back into the tie.
Exeter needed a last minute Jack Stacey thunderbolt to settle the tie against a plucky Carlisle side who just would not be beaten! The Cumbrians twice came from behind to across the two ties and there was nothing Mark Gillespie could do about the winning strike. Paul Tisdale’s side were in the relegation zone throughout the first third of the season and have done superbly well to find themselves within 90 minutes of League One.
Games of this magnitude can often be nervy, tetchy affairs with late goals deciding matters. I can’t see this going the same way. Neither side defended convincingly enough in the semi-finals. Another high scoring affair awaits. Our first Blackpool vs Exeter prediction is Over 2.5 Goals at 5/6 with 888Sport.
It’s hard to pick these two sides apart and extra time may be required here. There is something resilient about the Seasiders this season and they have a good record in Play-Off finals. They could sneak over the line. Our second Blackpool vs Exeter prediction Is Blackpool to lift the trophy at Evens with William Hill.
Mark Cullen has been in scintillating form recently. The former Luton man notched a hat-trick against his former club before setting up two goals in the second leg. He could have a big say here. Our third Blackpool vs Exeter betting tip is Mark Cullen to score anytime at 2/1 with Betway.
The seasiders will check on the fitness of Kyle Vassell ahead of this tie. The former Peterborough man missed the second leg of the semi-final being replaced by Nathan Delfounso. The highly rated Bright Samuel could get a start.
Craig Woodman was passed fit enough to start the second leg of the semi-final and should be able to continue in the side here. Matt Oakley remains an injury concern for the Grecians.
Exeter needed a last minute Reuben Reid strike to rescue a point against Blackpool earlier in the season. It ended 2-2 at St James’ Park. Blackpool beat Tisdale’s side on the opening day of the season 2-0 at Bloomfield Road. Blackpool have won two of their last four meetings.
The bookmakers make Exeter the favourites here at around 11/8. Blackpool can be backed at 2/1 with the draw priced at around 12/5.
The highly rated Ollie Watkins is the favourite in the goal-scorer market, he can be backed at around 5/1 to net the opener.
Over 2.5 Goals at 5/6 with 888Sport.
Blackpool to Lift the Trophy at Evens with William Hill.
Mark Cullen to score anytime at 2/1 with Betway.
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