Blackpool will endeavor to continue their winning unbeaten run in League One to 10 matches when they play host to second-placed Peterborough United. The match schedules for Tuesday at Bloomfield Road, with kickoff at 10 pm.
The hosts boosted their playoff hopes following their 2-0 triumph over Oxford United on Saturday. Peterborough could only take a point from their thrilling encounter against Rochdale, ending in a 3-3 draw.
This month, it has been a tough journey for Blackpool in their playoff bid since the start of the month. However, Neil Critchley’s men’s resilience has proven in the recent matches that should serve them well in the ending season.
The hosts made light work of their opponents Oxford at the weekend, thanks to two first-half strikes from Kenneth Dougall and Dan Ballard. The win marked their third clean sheet in four matches which keeps their momentum going on their home turf.
However, there are continued struggles when it comes to their away performances at Bloomfield Road. The side has played out four draws in succession following their win against Rochdale. The seas side strung a strong 13-game unbeaten streak run of familiar territory across all competitions.
Petersborough’s striker Jonson Clarke-Harris ended his goal drought at the perfect time for the promotion chasers. However, the side has only found success in one of their five fixtures.
Blackpool vs. Peterborough Head to Head
Both sides have 14 games against each other, with Blackpool taking home eight wins while Peterborough with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Oxford United 0-2 Blackpool
Blackpool 1-1 Burton Albion
Blackpool 0-0 Fleetwood Town
Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Blackpool
Blackpool 1-1 AFC Wimbledon
Rochdale 3-3 Peterborough
Peterborough 1-0 Portsmouth
Peterborough 1-3 Hull City
Burton Albion 2-1 Peterborough
Oxford United 0-0 Peterborough
Blackpool Team News
Blackpool’s major blow is that Arsenal loanee and Saturday’s goalscorer Ballard were called to the Northern Ireland squad for their upcoming fixtures. Therefore, he will miss out on the next few matches. Daniel Gretarsson will return to the fold after missing out last week following the birth of his child.
Peterborough Team News
The visitors have fewer injuries at their camp, as Sammy Szmodics shook off a minor injury to start and net a goal. However, Jack Taylor remains out with an injury. It remains a last-minute decision to include Siriki Dembele.
Prediction and Odds
Petersborough has their fate on their hands to make it, but their home front has more than it takes to share the spoils.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5