Blackpool vs Luton Town Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Blackpool vs Luton Town Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Sunday evening game (18:30) is a first-leg League Two play-off encounter. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

This encounter pitches the side who finished seventh in the regular season (Blackpool) against the team who finished fourth (Luton). Town finished some seven points above the Lancashire outfit though were still eight points from the top three.

The Hatters won both league encounters this season including the meeting at Bloomfield Road in December. That game finished 2-0 that day with a goal each from Jack Marriott and Cameron McGeehan securing all three points. They also defeated them on April 1st thanks to a 90th minute strike from Ollie Palmer.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I think the prices on this look about right in terms of the match market. Luton are favourites to progress over two legs after finishing the season seven points higher and their two victories over Blackpool this season.

One bet I like is in the goals market where I think under 2.5 looks a good option in what could be a tight first leg. Although lower than evens it still does not reflect the likely chances of this happening. The two meetings between the pair have produced a total of just three goals. Then factor in that Blackpool finished just 19th in the total goals table and Luton 21st and you have all the ingredients for a low-scoring cagey affair.

These two sides have two of the top four defensive records in the division this year so take heed of this and have a play on NO in the both teams to score market.

 

Under 2.5 goals in this game

NO in the both teams to score market

Luton Town saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Blackpool Form Guide

Blackpool Team Logo

Blackpool

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

League 1

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-08-2018

League 1

Coventry City Team Logo Coventry City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

25-08-2018

League 1

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-09-2018

League 1

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

04-09-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. C

Macclesfield Town Team Logo Macclesfield Town

FT 8 - 6

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

08-09-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-09-2018

League 1

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

22-09-2018

League 1

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Luton Town Form Guide

Luton Town Team Logo

Luton Town

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D H

11-08-2018

League 1

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

18-08-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

21-08-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

25-08-2018

League 1

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

01-09-2018

League 1

Wycombe Wanderers Team Logo Wycombe Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-09-2018

EFL Trophy Southern Grp. H

Brighton & Hove Albion Academy

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-09-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-09-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-09-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Blackpool Preview

The Tangerines ended the season in good form winning three of their last four that enabled them to secure the final slot in the end of season play-offs. At home, it is five victories from their last seven and just one defeat in their last 12.

The play-offs have been kind to the Lancashire outfit in the past as they have won them four times including to gain promotion to the Premier League back in 2010. They have though suffered heartbreak and their 2012 loss to West Ham could be seen as a turning point as they went on to suffer two relegations in the season that followed.

This side is built on a strong defence with their 46 goals conceded a joint-third best in the division this season. They did not struggle for goals either with the 69th netted joint sixth best in the league. Their 46 fixtures produced an exact total of 2.5 goals per game with an equal total going under and over (23).

Blackpool Team News

Jamille Matt (hamstring) could return after missing the last few games while Jim McAlister (fractured leg) is unlikely to feature.

Luton Town Preview

The Hatters ended the season in good form going seven games unbeaten and on the road, they have taken seven points from their last three fixtures.

The end of season play-offs have not been kind to Luton in the past with them failing on three separate occasions to gain promotion to the Football League via this method. They also made the League One play-offs in 1997 after finishing just outside the automatic promotion slots but lost in the semi-finals.

Goals have not been an issue this season for the Bedfordshire side as they had the fifth best attack in the league.  They are also tough to score against with the second-best defence in the division. Their 46 league fixtures this season have produced an average of 2.46 goals per game with 26 of their 46 going under 2.5 goals.

Luton Town Team News

James Justin (ankle) is a major doubt after going injured last week while Alan Sheehan should return after an ankle injury.

Blackpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Luton Town Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Blackpool vs Luton Town Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Slocombe 183 75
15 CD Tom Aldred 188 84
5 CD Clark Robertson 180 75
6 CD Will Aimson 179 70
3 RM Andy Taylor 183 76
28 CM Jack Payne 175 58
8 CM Brad Potts 188 81
35 CM Neil Danns 175 78
2 LM Kelvin Mellor 188 75
9 CF Mark Cullen 175 75
7 CF Kyle Vassell 183 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stuart Moore 187 72
44 CD Alan Sheehan 180 71
6 CD Scott Cuthbert 188 89
16 CD Glen Rea 184 73
19 CM Oliver Lee 175 79
24 CM Lawson D'Ath 175 77
36 LM James Justin - -
3 RM Daniel Potts 172 70
17 CM Pelly Ruddock 176 63
20 CF Isaac Vassel 171 71
9 CF Danny Hylton 183 71