- Sixfields Stadium
- Six of Northampton’s last eight home games have seen under 2.5 goals scored.
- Each of Blackpool’s last five fixtures have yielded under 2.5 goals.
- Northampton are the joint-lowest scorers in League One this season (40).
- Only table-topping Hull have conceded fewer League One goals than Blackpool (37).
Tense battle expected at Sixfields
Northampton will head into their penultimate match of the season knowing defeat will see them relegated back to League Two, while even a victory might not prove enough to keep their survival hopes alive.
Scoring goals has been at the route of the Cobblers’ struggles this season, as their total of 40 is the joint-lowest scored by any team in the division.
Interim boss Jon Brady has seen his side’s home form improve of late, as they have only lost one of their last eight at Sixfields, although six of those matches have seen under 2.5 goals scored.
Blackpool also need the points as they bid to secure a playoff place and Neil Critchley’s side have certainly proved hard to beat of late, losing just two of their last 17 league games.
The Seasiders have built much of that success on a strong defence, as only league leaders Hull have conceded fewer goals in the division this season.
That resilience has come at a cost, however, as Blackpool are also the lowest scorers in the top-11 of the standings, while relegation-threatened Rochdale have also netted more goals.
Each of Blackpool’s last five league games have yielded under 2.5 goals and we are predicting that to bear fruit once again on Saturday, with our prediction of a 0-0 draw reflecting just how tight the match may be.