Coventry City v Blackpool Betting Tip Blackpool – 7 September

Blackpool to prove too good for Sky Blues

EnglandCoventry City v BlackpoolEngland
Saturday 7th September 1500hrs
Football – International – Euro 2020 Qualification
Pick Blackpool
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 5/2 (odds taken 19.00 GMT, Thursday 5 September)

1 X 2
23/20 43/20 23/10

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on September 5, 2019 at 19.00)

Both Coventry and Blackpool have had really positive starts to the season and they will be hopeful of continuing their respective runs when meeting each other on at St Andrew’s on Saturday.

League One Betting at Boylesports

Coventry City Preview – Can Coventry win a fourth straight ‘home’ game to continue impressive start?

For all the troubles that Coventry have had to ensure off the field coming into this campaign, they have done incredibly well to be fourth after six games. The club have had to commit to playing all their home games at St Andrews – a in a completely different city. Having been unable to agree a deal with the landlords of the Ricoh Arena, this was the best option in order to fulfill their games for this season.  It was a decision that never went down well with the supporters, as you would expect, and was one that could easily see them forego any real home advantage. It may only be early in the campaign but Mark Robins and his players deserve an enormous amount of credit. Six league games played and Coventry have accumulated 12 points.

Whilst playing in front of small crowds at another team’s stadium is not ideal, the Sky Blues have won all three of their league games there so far. A pair of 1-0 wins over Southend and Gillingham have come either side of a 2-0 success against Bristol Rovers. Although they are still to pick up a win on their travels the three draws they have earned have extended their unbeaten run to six matches – a fantastic start. That”s illustrated by the fact they can go top with a win on Saturday.

Blackpool to win 2-0 Correct Score


Blackpool Preview – Will Blackpool follow up on good cup win and secure first three points in four games?

Simon Grayson made his return to Bloomfield Road in the summer for a second spell in charge. He previously  led the club to promotion over a decade ago. Considering all the trouble that has plagued Blackpool over the last few years, expectations were slightly different heading into this campaign. Grayson does not seem to have let that affect how his team have approached things though. Like their next opponents, Blackpool are still undefeated after six games. Three straight wins against Bristol Rovers, Southend United and Oxford United set them on their way. Things have slightly tailed off in recent weeks with three successive draws but they remain well positioned in third place.

Grayson will be hoping that his team’s 5-1 win over Morecambe in the Football League Trophy will be the catalyst for them to return to winning ways in the league. One man who has been pivotal to their early season success is striker Armand Gnanduduillet. The Frenchman is in his fourth season at the club and has scored four times in six league games. He’s well on course for his more productive campaign so far having scored 10 league goals in the whole of last season.

Key-Facts – Coventry City v Blackpool

  • Coventry have had to deal with playing their home games in a different city but they have coped admirably, winning all three so far
  • Blackpool have made a really strong start to the season and are unbeaten after six matches – winning three of them
  • With leaders Ipswich not playing this weekend, a win for either side could see them go top of League One

Coventry City v Blackpool Betting Advice

With all the turmoil that has went in in League One this season involving Bury and Bolton, neither of these sets of supporters need reminding of how the ownership of a club can impact so drastically on matters on the field. It makes their respective starts to the season all that more positive and has given the fans some hope and optimism for what lies ahead.

Coventry’s home form has been the biggest factor for them sitting so high in the table with a 100% record and yet to concede a goal. That will be a tested against a Blackpool team who are averaging two goals a game in the league, and hit five in the cup this week.

It was Blackpool who held the upper hand in both meetings last seasons – winning them 2-0. It will be a different Coventry team they face on Saturday but they look good value. Grayson has them playing with a real confidence and purpose. Back the visitors to return to winning ways in the league and stake a claim for top spot.