Blackpool vs Morecambe Match Analysis & Prediction
14/11/2023 10:00 pm
Morecambe will be looking to join Blackpool in the next round of the EFL Trophy when the League Two side visit their League One hosts on Tuesday night.
Blackpool have six points from two matches in Group A of the Northern Section, which has seen them progress to the next stage, while Morecambe are currently third on three points from two games.
Neil Critchley’s side have been impressive in the EFL Trophy this season, opening their Group A campaign with a 2-0 victory over Barrow on September 5 before beating Liverpool U21 5-2 last time out.
The Seasiders have already secured their spot in the next round of this competition, while they are still present in the FA Cup, beating Bromley in the first round earlier this month.
Blackpool will enter this contest off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers in League One on Saturday, but they are currently up in eighth place in the table, boasting 24 points from 17 matches.
Meanwhile, a record of 27 points from 16 matches has left Morecambe in seventh place in the table, but they will enter this game off the back of a 3-2 defeat at Grimsby Town on Saturday.
The Shrimps are through to the second round of the FA Cup, preparing to face Wycombe Wanderers at the start of December, but their progression in this competition has not been secured.
Morecambe opened their Group A campaign with a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool U21 on September 19 before claiming a 3-1 victory over Barrow last time out to move onto three points.
Derek Adams’ side are third in the section on three points, level with Liverpool U21, so they would progress to the second round if they are able to avoid defeat in this game.
Blackpool vs. Morecambe Head to head
In the seven previous meetings between these two teams, Blackpool have claimed three victories while Morecambe have won two, and they have drawn in two. Morecambe have scored nine goals and conceded 16 in the process.
Blackpool Team News
Kylian Kouassi scored a hat-trick off the bench in Blackpool’s 5-2 victory over Liverpool U21 in their last game in the competition, and the forward is expected to come into the side for this game.
There will be wholesale changes to the side that started against Bolton in the league on Saturday, with Owen Dale expected to be among those to start, while back-up goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell should also feature.
Blackpool's Last 5 Matches
24/10/2023Blackpool3Cheltenham Town2League One
28/10/2023Blackpool2Peterborough United4League One
01/11/2023Fleetwood Town3Blackpool3League One
11/11/2023Bolton Wanderers1Blackpool0League One
Morecambe Team News
Adams could name the same side that took to the field for the 3-1 victory over Barrow in Morecambe’s last game in this competition.
Farrend Rawson and Yann Songo’o were both introduced at the break of the League Two match against Grimsby on Saturday, and the pair are now likely to come into the side.
Morecambe's Last 5 Matches
24/10/2023Morecambe1Tranmere Rovers0League Two
28/10/2023Morecambe4AFC Wimbledon1League Two
04/11/2023Lincoln City1Morecambe2FA Cup
11/11/2023Grimsby Town3Morecambe2League Two
Blackpool vs. Morecambe: Odds and Predictions
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