Nigel Adkins' side have been in fine form and will feel confident of victory when they visit Ian Holloway's out of sorts Seasiders but Willie Duncan expects plenty of goalsLeague leaders Southampton will look to consolidate their place at the top of the Championship table when they travel to Bloomfield Road to face play-off contenders Blackpool on Saturday evening.
The Saints have been in impressive form, having strung together a 10-match unbeaten run to establish a commanding five point lead over second-placed Reading at the summit of the league. 188Bet make the south coast side 29/20 (2.45) favourites to beat Blackpool.
Ian Holloway’s side, though, will represent a tough test for Nigel Adkins’ league leaders with the Tangerines focused on securing a play-off berth at the end of the season.
Despite their play-off aspirations Blackpool have been badly out of form in recent weeks and have managed just one win in their last six Championship matches.
The hosts are 33/20 (2.65) with 188Bet to pick up three very valuable points here while the same firm make the draw an 11/5 (3.20) chance.
The goals have certainly been flying in recently when Blackpool have been involved. At least four goals have been scored in Blackpool’s last four matches that suggests this has all the makings of a highly entertaining match. 188Bet’s odds of 9/5 (2.80) for four or more goals to be scored here looks like a value pick for punters.
A 3-1 win for the home side is priced up at a chunky 22/1 (23.0) with 188Bet while a triumph for the visitors by the same score can be backed at 20/1 (21.0) with the same firm.
The trip to Blackpool represents a stiff test of Southampton’s title credentials but the Saints, led by top scorer Ricky Lambert, who has scored 24 goals in 36 matches, will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing the Seasiders’ generous defence and that means that punters must follow the signs and back goals here.
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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter here.