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Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest Predictions

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  • Bloomfield Road
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Under 2.5 Match Goals

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Draw 1-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Fewer than three goals have been scored in four of the last seven Blackpool home league games.
  • Fewer than three goals have been scored in eight of Nottingham Forest’s last ten Championship away games.
  • Blackpool have scored in eight of their last nine home games and Forest in seven of their last ten away games (league).

Forest can shut up shop on the road

Blackpool’s outside shot at an end-of-season playoff berth could look more remote after this visit from an in-form Nottingham Forest side on Saturday afternoon. Neil Critchley’s men have been hovering on the fringes of the promotion race for some time – largely due to their good home form – but Forest are good enough to avoid defeat at Bloomfield Road.

The Reds have lost only two of their last 15 away league trips – at Cardiff and Middlesbrough – but any expectations of Steve Cooper’s side taking three points home from the seaside must be tempered by the fact they have emerged victorious from only three of their last ten league road trips.

A draw would therefore seem possible but our favoured play for Saturday’s clash is for fewer than three goals to be scored. That bet would have landed in four of the last seven Blackpool home league games and eight of Nottingham Forest’s last ten Championship away games.

Blackpool may still be good enough to score once

Cooper’s side average 2.0 goals per game at the City Ground but only 1.1 away from home over the last ten of each type and they now boast the Championship’s best defensive record on their travels since August.

That said, Blackpool’s only failure to score at home since mid-December came last time out against an elite Sheffield United defence, so we can envisage the hosts getting a goal here. That has led to the conclusion that this could well finish 1-1 on Saturday and again plays into the suspicion that each team will find the other just that bit too hard to beat.

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