Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Fratton Park pits together Portsmouth and Blackpool, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table ahead of Matchday 30. The Pompey aim to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Blackpool. You should bear in mind that Portsmouth are after their seventh home win of the process.
Despite failing to convert a late penalty in the 3-1 loss to Bristol Rovers, John Marquis will be the man to watch in the home team. The Seasiders, on the other hand, did well to beat Rochdale in midweek thanks to Kaikai’s first-half goal. Blackpool are tough to beat at home, but given their anything but brilliant away record in the League One, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Pompey.
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Highlighted Team (Blackpool):
Blackpool FC are a professional English club based in Blackpool, Lancashire. Considering that Blackpool is a seaside town, it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Seasiders. Founded back in 1887, the club play their home matches at Bloomfield Road, which can hold up to 17,338 spectators. In the 2009/2010 season Blackpool secured promotion to the Premier League, but they were not competitive at this level, suffering relegation to the Championship the following season.
The club’s biggest success, though, came in 1953 when they defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-3 in the FA Cup final. Blackpool are well known for their orange shirts, but the dominant colour of their away kit is white. Preston are considered the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the West Lancashire derby.
Charlie Adam, who played for Liverpool and has 26 caps for Scotland national team, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players.