Blackpool vs West Bromwich Albion Match Analysis & Prediction
18/04/2023 9:45 pm
Blackpool’s battle for survival continues on Tuesday night when the host playoff-chasing West Bromwich Albion at Bloomfield Road as the Championship approaches its conclusion.
While the Seasiders recorded their first win of the month on Saturday against Wigan Athletic, West Brom kept their top-six ambitions alive with a rare away win at Stoke City.
Stephen Dobbie has been handed the managerial job on an interim basis after the departure of veteran head coach Mick McCarthy from the Blackpool hotseat, and the 40-year-old has a huge task in keeping his side in the division.
The Tangerines currently sit 23rd in the league standings, four points behind Cardiff City in 21st, although the Bluebirds from Wales have played a game fewer.
All four of Blackpool’s wins in 2023 have come at their Bloomfield Road home, including some very notable triumphs such as the 4-1 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest and the 6-1 thrashing of Queens Park Rangers in March.
The Seasiders have the joint-worst defensive record in the division, having conceded 67 goals in 42 matches, managing just nine clean sheets all season.
West Brom secured their first away win since January on Saturday at the bet365 Stadium against a Stoke City side who have little to play for in the remainder of the season.
The Baggies are now 11th in the league standings with 60 points collected, just three points behind sixth-placed Blackburn Rovers with five matches remaining.
Carlos Corberan’s side have failed to win at Bloomfield Road in their last three visits, with the two clubs having played each other in the Championship, the FA Cup and the Premier League over the past 12 years.
Blackpool vs. West Bromwich Albion Head to head
In the 54 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Blackpool have claimed 23 victories while West Brom have won 24, and they have drawn in seven. West Brom have scored 83 goals and conceded 85 in the process.
15/01/2011West Bromwich Albion3Blackpool2Premier League
09/01/2021Blackpool(P)2West Bromwich Albion2FA Cup
23/11/2021Blackpool0West Bromwich Albion0Championship
15/04/2022West Bromwich Albion2Blackpool1Championship
01/11/2022West Bromwich Albion1Blackpool0Championship
Blackpool Team News
Blackpool’s defensive duo of Charlie Goode and Marvin Ekpiteta are both sidelined with hamstring injuries.
Shayne Lavery and Gary Madine are among the attacking options out of action for the Seasiders, meaning Jerry Yates will be responsible for offering the attacking threat for the hosts.
Blackpool's Last 5 Matches
01/04/2023Preston North End3Blackpool1Championship
West Bromwich Albion Team News
Daryle Dike suffered an Achilles injury last time out and joins Grady Diangana and Dara O’Shea in being key first-team player who look set to miss the remainder of the season.
Brandon Thomas-Asante will retain his place in the West Brom starting XI as attacking options for the visitors continue to diminish.
West Bromwich Albion's Last 5 Matches
15/03/2023Cardiff City1West Bromwich Albion1Championship
01/04/2023West Bromwich Albion0Millwall0Championship
07/04/2023Rotherham United3West Bromwich Albion1Championship
10/04/2023West Bromwich Albion2Queens Park Rangers2Championship
15/04/2023Stoke City1West Bromwich Albion2Championship
Blackpool vs. West Bromwich Albion: Odds and Predictions
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