Blackpool vs Luton betting tips and predictions for the first leg of the League Two play-off semi-final on Sunday evening. Get our tipsters’ betting preview below.
Luton take a trip to the coast to face Blackpool in the first leg of their League Two play-off match. We’ve picked out some betting tips and predictions for the match.
Luton start as favourites for the League Two play-offs after finishing 4th place, eight points behind promoted Doncaster. Nathan Jones, who has been linked with the Wigan job must galvanise his troops and get the job complete. They begin with a tricky looking tie at the Seaside. The Hatters proved hard to beat over the course of the season but were guilty of dropping too many points – a home draw with relegated Leyton Orient and failure to win at Newport and Hartlepool spring to mind. Despite a thumping 4-1 win at Accrington in April, their away form was patchy with just three victories in ten. They did leave with all of the points on their previous visit to Bloomfield Road in December.
Blackpool ended the season with an expected victory over Leyton Orient to ensure the chasing pack were kept at bay. The Tangerines have lost just once at home since the 2nd of January with Grimsby (who sacked their manager two days later) just the second side to leave the Fylde Coast with all three points in 2017. Gary Bowyer has managed to stop the rot this season and must be commended for guiding his side to a top seven finish.
Luton have an excellent recent record against Blackpool and have kept successive clean sheets. The Seasiders could prove hard to beat though and a stalemate is a distinct possibility. Our first Blackpool vs Luton prediction is for the match to end a draw an the odds are 23/10 with Paddy Power.
These two sides have found it difficult to break one another down this season with 1-0 and 2-0 wins for the Hatters. The former came courtesy of a 90th minute Ollie Palmer strike. This will be tense and goals could be few and far between. Our second Blackpool vs Luton betting tip is Under 2.5 Goals and the best odds are 5/6 with 888Sport.
Confusingly there is likely to be two Vassell’s on the pitch. Kyle for Blackpool and Isaac for Luton. The latter has looked dangerous in recent weeks and he could be the man to back here for our anytime goalscorer tip. Our third Blackpool vs Luton betting tip is Isaac Vassell to score anytime at 11/4 with Bet365.
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Blackpool are hoping to call upon Jamille Matt. The former Plymouth and Fleetwood striker has experience of the League Two play-offs and could make a timely return from injury here.
James Justin, who has been linked with a move to Leicester this week is a doubt for this trip. Alan Sheehan is fit again and in contention.
Luton have a fantastic record against Blackpool winning six consecutive matches against the Seasiders. Blackpool have failed to score in the last three meetings.
August 2002 was the last time the hosts got the better of the Hatters.
Blackpool start as marginal favourites for this game and do have decent home form. The hosts can be backed at around 7/5. Luton are around 19/10 for this match with the draw priced at 23/10.
Draw – 23/10 with Paddy Power.
Under 2.5 Goals – 5/6 with 888Sport.
Isaac Vassell anytime goalscorer – 11/4 with Bet365.
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