Bristol City vs Blackpool Betting Tip Away Win by One Goal – 7 August 2021

Seasiders to sneak a win

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Bristol City vs Blackpool
7th August 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Away Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 0812 GMT, Friday 6 August

Nigel Pearson’s Bristol City and Neil Critchley’s Blackpool square off at Ashton Gate on the opening weekend of the new EFL Championship season. The Robins had a woeful campaign last time around, suffering 25 defeats and finishing down in 19th. As for Pool, they won promotion back to the Championship via the EFL League One play-offs. Both teams will be hoping for a positive result on the opening weekend. Check out the latest odds and tips.

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Bristol City Preview – Can Pearson finally win a home game?

Bristol City made a strong start to the 2020-21 season under Dean Holden, with the Robins winning six of their opening seven league and cup matches. However, things went drastically downhill for City from February, and Holden was sacked after seven straight defeats in all competitions.

Nigel Pearson watched from the stands as Bristol City won 3-1 at Middlesbrough. A few days later, Pearson was in charge of City’s 3-1 victory at Swansea City. However, only one more win followed, with the Robins losing seven and drawing three of their final ten league games of the season. They ended their campaign in 19th on 51 points.

Our betting prediction:
Blackpool win & both teams to score

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(odds taken 0815 GMT, Friday 6 August)

Bristol City will be looking for a much better season this time around. Pearson is an experienced manager at this level, but can he get the best out of this current crop of Robins players?

Blackpool Preview – Seasiders to leave Bristol with a positive result?

Blackpool had a fine year in League One under Neil Critchley last season. Hull City and Peterborough United dominated and took the automatic spots, but the Tangerines finished in third and qualified for the play-offs. In the regular season, Pool picked up an impressive 80 points.

Blackpool beat Oxford United in the play-off semi-finals, winning 3-0 away and drawing 3-3 on home turf. Critchley’s troops then edged past Lincoln City in the League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium in late May.

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Like any promoted club, staying up will be first priority for Blackpool. However, they are an honest group of players, and the Lancashire side will be aiming a little higher this season. Can they start with a positive result on the road this Saturday?


Bristol City vs Blackpool Betting Advice

These two sides have not met since the 2012-13 Championship season. Back then, both matches ended in draws. Pool have a good recent record in this fixture, losing only one of the last seven. Bristol City’s last victory over Blackpool came way back in September 2009.


Key Facts – Bristol City vs Blackpool Betting Tip

  • Bristol City failed to win any of their final ten games last season
  • Blackpool were promoted to the Championship as League One winners
  • This will be the first meeting between the pair since March 2013, which ended goalless


Both clubs will be desperate to avoid defeat on the opening weekend of the new campaign. Bristol City have not won at home since January, while Blackpool ended last season in stunning style. With that in mind, we fancy the away team to sneak a win in this one. Take a punt on the Seasiders to win by one goal at 7/2.

This promises to be an entertaining game between two even sides, so we can also see both teams to scoring. You can get 6/1 for the Blackpool victory and the pair to find the net at Ashton Gate.


The best betting odds for Bristol City vs Blackpool

Bristol City to win: 23/20 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Blackpool to win: 23/10 at Bet365