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Blackpool 2/3 to beat Bristol Rovers in Sunday’s League One finale

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 8 May 2021

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Competition: League One

Market: Blackpool win

Odds: 2/3 @ 888sport

Looking to sign off their regular season run on another high note this weekend, Blackpool will host Bristol Rovers from behind closed doors on Sunday lunchtime.

Starting with the hosts, while any late charge for the automatic spots might have been long since off the table, Blackpool did wrap up a play-off finish with time to spare. Really bouncing back from those back-to-back defeats at the hands of Shrewsbury and Rochdale last month, the Lancashire outfit have enjoyed a real purple patch over the past fortnight. Looking to confirm a bronze medal finish at an empty Bloomfield Road this weekend, The Oranges were last seen in midweek picking up a routine victory on home soil. Breezing past Doncaster thanks to a 2-0 win, Blackpool have won each of their last three League One matchups on the spin and should be looking to lay down another marker when heading into the play-offs. More impressive, it should also be noted that Sunday’s hosts have lost just a single home fixture since way back in October.

As for the visitors, while Blackpool might have managed to land a play-off spot with time to spare, Bristol Rovers have long since had their own future confirmed. Despite turning to former Fleetwood boss Joey Barton earlier in the year, The Pirates have already lost their League One status and open the final round of fixtures sat rooted to the foot of the table. Freefalling their way down to England’s fourth-tier, they have also continued on what has been a nightmare run of form. Last seen getting hit with a 1-0 defeat at home against Portsmouth, The Rovers have lost each of their last four contests on the spin and have mustered just a single point since the start of April. Gaining a reputation for their continued issues in front of goal and facing what should be a stern test on the road this weekend, we’re backing a home victory on Sunday lunchtime.

Bet: Blackpool 2/3 to beat Bristol Rovers in Sunday’s League One finale @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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