Luton vs Blackpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Luton vs Blackpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Luton

2017-05-18
19:45
Kenilworth Road

VS

Blackpool

Luton Town look to overturn a one goal deficit when they host Blackpool in the League Two play-off second leg. Our preview looks at some of the best betting tips and gives some predictions below.

Luton VS Blackpool Predictions

Full Time: 3 - 3

1X2 Tip: Home Win
lose

Reason For Luton VS Blackpool Betting Tips

The dream of winning promotion from League Two at Wembley will come to an end for either Luton Town or Blackpool when they face off on Thursday night. We are backing the Hatters to overturn a first leg deficit to book their place in the play-off final and this is available at 13/8 with bet365. For our correct score tip we think that Luton will take the win, but they may need extra time or even penalties to take their place at Wembley. A 2-1 home win is available at 8/1 with the same site.

In trying to pick up his side following a 3-2 defeat in the first leg, Luton boss Nathan Jones will no doubt have highlighted the head to head record between these two sides. The overall record is in Luton’s favour but it’s the recent meetings where Luton will draw most of their confidence from. Prior to defeat in the first leg, the Hatters had won six in a row over Blackpool and they had conceded just three goals in the process.

With 14 goals in their last six games it is easy to see why Luton finished the season in fantastic form. They finished with 17 points from their last eight in the league and that return helped them to claim the top spot in the play-offs. The Hatters avoided defeat to anyone else in the play-offs in the regular season and with one of the best home records in the league, they will be full of confidence going into this match.

Blackpool make the trip to Kenilworth Road knowing that with a one goal cushion in their pocket they have a great chance of making it through to the play-off final. The Tangerines have kept things tight for much of the campaign and have averaged just a single goal conceded per game in the regular campaign. With a clean sheet in almost a third of their games on the road this term it looks like their game plan will be more focused on trying to keep the opposition out and trying to knick a winner on the break, a tactic which could prove dangerous if Luton get a goal early.

Head To Head

Luton have the better of the head to head between these two sides with a record of 23 wins, 14 draws and 17 defeats. When the sides met in the regular season it was Luton who triumphed on both occasions with a 2-0 and a 1-0 victory. Blackpool's win on Sunday put an end to six defeats in a row against Luton.

Luton VS Blackpool Stats

Luton have scored in each of their last 11 matches but they have also conceded at least one goal in 83% of their home matches. Luton have scored in 91% of their home matches. Blackpool's last three away games have finished with under 2.5 goals scored and they have been trailing at half time in only three of their 23 away league games this season.

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