Thursday, June 1, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Preston vs Blackpool – 01/04/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Preston win

Odds: 11/10 @ 888sport

Looking to find an immediate Championship boost when they return to action on Saturday lunchtime, Preston will welcome Blackpool to Deepdale.

Starting with the hosts, heading into the international break with a 4-0 drumming away at Middlesbrough, there is no doubt that Preston will be glad to make a return to home soil here. Marking their return to Championship duties on Saturday lunchtime battling it out in the top-half of the table, the Lilywhites have impressed many across England’s second-tier this season. Losing just one of their last eight showdowns – a run that stems all the way back to February 11th – the Lancashire-based outfit will be desperate to claim an immediate boost this weekend. Although the Whites might be seeking a minor miracle if they are to claim a famous play-off spot in 2023, Preston should be excited by their recent success at Deepdale. Last seen in front of their own supporters claiming a deserved 2-0 win against relegation scrappers Cardiff, it should be noted that Saturday’s hosts are enjoying a four-match unbeaten run on home soil.

As for the visitors, while Blackpool might have claimed that remarkable 6-1 romp at home against QPR on March 14th, it appears that might have just been a minor boost for the Seasiders. Last seen heading into the international break with a woeful 4-1 drumming at home against Coventry, Mick McCarthy’s men find themselves at the heart of a real relegation scrap. Making the trip to Deepdale this weekend sat four points adrift in the drop zone, they have won just one of their previous six Championship battles. Tipped as a leading relegation contender in 2023, the one-time Ireland boss has seen his side gain a real reputation for their struggles on the road. It should be highlighted, on a run that is underlined by a 3-1 defeat against Reading, Blackpool have lost each of their seven straight away fixtures since opening the New Year.

Bet: Preston 11/10 to beat Blackpool in Saturday’s Championship battle @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
More More
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x