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Blackpool vs Arsenal Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

13:01 GMT 04/01/2019
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Our tipster thinks that the Gunners will prove to be far too strong for their League One opponents in Saturday's FA Cup clash at Bloomfield Road

Arsenal are aiming to avoid an FA Cup giant-killing when they travel to take on League One Blackpool on Saturday evening.

The Gunners have won this competition in three of the last five seasons and Unai Emery's men are targeting another deep run, although they did crash out at this stage last season

Blackpool required a replay - and extra time - to see off Solihull Moors in the previous round and have not scored in four of their last five league matches.

Latest odds

The enormity of the task facing Blackpool is reflected by bet365's 12/1 (13.0) quote for a home win this weekend.

Arsenal are as short as 1/5 (1.20) to win this one, while bet365 offer 11/2 (6.50) that a replay is required to settle this tie.

Team news

Curtis Tilt, Ollie Turton, Jimmy Ryan, Max Clayton and Mark Cullen are all doubtful for the Seasiders. Joe Dodoo may start after coming off the bench against Sunderland on New Year's Day.

After a frantic festive period, Arsenal may rest a few regulars. Indeed, Emery could call upon a few of those who have taken the Gunners to the Europa League knockout stages.

Repeat performance?

Arsenal beat Blackpool 2-1 in the League Cup earlier this season and bet365 go 13/2 (7.50) that the Gunners replicate that scoreline on Saturday.

The same firm go 13/8 (2.63) that Arsenal win a match in which both teams find the target.

Prediction

Blackpool, however, have been struggling in the final third in recent weeks and the Premier League side are fancied to record a comfortable victory at Bloomfield Road.

The odds compilers offer a tempting 10/11 (1.91) that Emery's men win to nil, a solid price that could well prove profitable for punters ahead of Saturday's FA Cup third round tie.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Arsenal to win to nil at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake at bet365