Bloomfield Road, Friday, 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports 1
THE first play-off semi-final wasn't as cagey as expected although the under 2.5 goals tip came up.
What a difference an early goal makes and the Cardiff v West Ham clash was pretty open with the home side unlucky not to be on target.
Tonight's other tie between Blackpool and Birmingham is expected to produce plenty of goals – so hopefully it won't let us down.
Blackpool like to attack, especially at home, while Birmingham have netted in their last 16 Championship matches.
So the obvious bet is both teams to score at 4-5 with Blue Square while it should go over 2.5 goals at 10-11 (various).
As far as picking a winner is concerned that's tougher. I don't see Blackpool losing and it was 2-2 at Bloomfield Road last November so another score draw could be the call.
Blackpool could edge it but I'm on Birmingham at 4-5 with BetVictor to qualify and remember they won the meeting of the sides 3-0 at St Andrews.The Tangerines are 6-5 with William Hill to reach the Final.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway backed Stephen Dobbie to guide his men to promotion when he signed him on loan from Swansea recently. The Scot has responded with five goals in five starts and Holloway will be hoping he maintains his amazing record in the play-offs, scoring both for Blackpool and Swansea.
Dobbie is 15-2 at Ladbrokes to score first and 9-4 to net at any time.
Both to score
(4-5, Blue Square)
Dobbie to score
King to score
Birmingham to qualify