Blackpool vs Doncaster RoversEnglish League One, KO: 19:00 May 4, 2021, Bloomfield Road
Blackpool are on the verge of sealing a playoff spot as they host Doncaster Rovers in an English League One fixture at Bloomfield Road. The Seasiders have momentum right now and should edge past an erratic Doncaster team.
Blackpool were in fine form last time out in League One as an early goal from Andrew Garbutt set them on their way to a 3-0 win over Northampton. Luke Yates added a second half brace to seal a dominant win.
The Seasiders are sixth on the table and Saturday’s win means they need just a point from their final two matches to secure a playoff spot. They have been in good form lately, winning their last two matches, including a 1-0 victory over high flying Sunderland.
Neil Critchley’s men also have a good record at home with just one defeat from their last 16 matches. They often struggle to keep things tight at the back but can count a 4-1 win over Gillingham and a 3-1 victory against second place Peterborough United among their results in that run.
Doncaster Rovers were also victorious in their previous League One fixture as they triumphed 2-1 at Rochdale. A goal in each half from Taylor Richards was enough to earn them the win despite the hosts pulling one back late on.
The result ended a run of three matches without a win for Doncaster, who are attempting to finish inside the top 10. They are 12th on the table, just one point behind MK Dons in ninth place.
Rovers often struggle on the road and have claimed just two wins from their last 12 away matches. Andy Butler’s men have suffered eight defeats in that run and have failed to keep a clean sheet in all 12 fixtures.
How the bookies view it
Blackpool go into Tuesday’s match as favourites and are priced at 3/5 by Unibet to claim the win. A victory for Doncaster Rovers is valued at 5/1 by MansionBet while betway is offering 16/5 for a draw.
With Doncaster often unconvincing on their travels, I am leaning towards a victory for Blackpool.
Head to head
Blackpool have the upper hand in this fixture with 13 wins from 27 previous matches. Doncaster Rovers have claimed seven wins while there have been seven draws between both teams.
Doncaster Rovers earned a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture back in November.
Players to watch
Luke Yates' brace against Northampton took his tally to 20 League One goals for the season. The striker will be the one to watch for Blackpool and is priced at 11/8 by Unibet in the anytime goalscorer market.
Midfielder Taylor Richards appears to be ending the season in style with three goals in his last two matches for Doncaster Rovers. He might be worth keeping an eye on in the anytime goalscorer market at 23/5 with Unibet.
Anything else catch the eye?
With Blackpool and Doncaster often shaky at the back both teams can be backed to score at 5/6 with SBK. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 31/40 with BetVictor while Unibet is offering 41/20 for over 3.5 goals.
Blackpool could also be tipped to earn a win and over 2.5 goals at 11/8 with Paddy Power.
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