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Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

Published on 7:45pm GMT 17 January 2024

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  • Bloomfield Road
Blackpool
Nottingham Forest
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Blackpool Double Chance (Win or Draw)

Reason for tip

Blackpool won this exact tie last season 4-1 and should be backed to progress once more. They have won nine of their last ten home matches and could get the better of Nottingham Forest – albeit potentially in extra-time – who could be distracted by their next game, an important clash at Brentford.

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Blackpool 2-1

Reason for tip

Blackpool can do some giant killing in this one, just as they did last season, but expect Forest’s talented squad to provide a goal. Both sides have scored in the last five meetings between these clubs and the same outcome should be expected once more.

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Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

  • Blackpool have won nine of their last ten home matches
  • Both teams have scored in the last five meetings between the Tangerines and Nottingham Forest
  • These sides met at this stage of the FA Cup last year, with Blackpool winning 4-1 at Bloomfield Road

Home comforts could give Blackpool a boost

Blackpool were dominated by Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, losing the shot count 17 to three and having just 28% of the possession, and were lucky to come away with a replay from that game.

However, they may fare better at Bloomfield Road where they have won nine of their last ten games in a run that has included seven victories in a row in their latest septet of fixtures.

They also beat Forest at this stage of the FA Cup last season too, winning 4-1 when welcoming the Reds last January, suggesting they could be set to progress to the fourth round once again.

Reds’ replay woes to continue

History would suggest the Tangerines have a good chance to progress too, as Forest have lost their last two FA Cup replays and have won only two of their ten away matches this term.

With Nuno Espirito Santo at the helm the Tricky Trees have looked a much better side, but the Portuguese manager may have his sights set on Premier League affairs more than cup distractions and, with a match against potential relegation rivals Brentford up next, he may rotate the pack for this unwanted replay.

Forest have a huge squad however, and could still perform well in Blackpool, so covering the event of a draw could be a smart move – although the hosts still look likeliest to qualify for the fourth round with the home crowd being a huge advantage to Neil Critchley’s side.

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