Blackpool vs West Ham

Blackpool welcome West Ham for the first time in 40 years. Last time they met was in season 1970/71 (source), season Seasiders were relegated from English top flight. This time future looks brighter for Blackpool, as they sit 12th at the moment, while their guests from London are second from bottom.

Although 7 points behind Blackpool, Hammers come to this match in better form. They took point in their last match against Everton and suffered only two defeats in last six rounds (but both hammerings against Arsenal and Newcastle to be fair). Blackpool on the other hand are in bad patch right now, with five defeats in last six rounds, and they will be keen to end their poor form with a win which could be a six-pointer.

Ian Holloway managed to keep his key player Charlie Adam despite interest from several Premiership sides, and brought few reinforcements in James Beattie and Andy Reid, which will add some top-flight experience to his side.
Hammers in the other hand secured the deal for Spurs striker Robbie Keane, and also Senegal striker Demba Ba from Hoffenheim.

Getting involved in both Blackpool and West Ham games can be dangerous betting wise, but I think Blackpool are underestimated in this one and that value lies with them. They proved that they compete with anyone in this league, so anything above 2.10-2.15 looks like good price to me.

StudyUp Author: jim pool

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