Blackpool vs Barnsley – England FA Cup 2017 – Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
There’s no doubt that the FA Cup is the competition with the richest history in the world. In the 3rd round, Barnsley, a good team from the Championship, will play with Blackpool, one of the most spectacular teams of the least 10 years in terms of promotions and relegations. Is this one of the most unbalanced games of the stage, or will Blackpool produce the upset?
Blackpool vs Barnsley – 07 January 2017
Full Time Result: Blackpool 3.50 or 5/2 Draw 3.60 or 13/5 Barnsley 2.15 or 23/20
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.80 or 4/5 Under 2.00 or 1/1
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.66 or 4/6 No 2.10 or 11/10
After featuring in the Premier League not long ago, Blackpool now find themselves 10th in the League Two, after back-to-back relegations from the Sky Bet Championship and League One. It’s fair to say that the team isn’t going through its best period in history.
Their primary objective for the season is promotion to the League One, of course. Currently, they sit 4 points behind the last playoff spot, so everything is still in play for them – meaning that they’ll probably ignore the FA Cup as it couldn’t possibly bring them any big rewards.
On the other hand, Barnsley is one of the good teams in the Sky Bet Championship this season. They’ve met Blackpool twice last season in the League One, winning 4 points after a home win and an away draw. It’s fair to think that Barnsley has the better squad overall, but not by a lot since both teams were part of the League One last season – although they finished at opposite ends.
Blackpool vs Barnsley Betting Tips
Our best idea of the day is that we will see goals. Barnsley to score is the first big idea since the team usually puts at least one goal in the opposition’s net. Over 1,5 goals is a virtual certainty, while over 2,5 goals is another very good idea.
An X2 bet can also be in the cards since we don’t see Barnsley losing this game, and a draw will lead to a replay on their home ground. All in all, we expect the better team to triumph and some goals to be scored in the process.
Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 Goals: Yes @ 2.05 or 21/20 with 138
Total Goals 1st Half: Over 1.5 @ 2.70 or 17/10 with 138