League: England League 1
Blackpool vs Lincoln City
Pick: Blackpool to Win
REASON FOR THIS FREE TIP:
- Blackpool have won five of their last six games
- The Seasiders have lost only two of their last 22 matches
Two sides defying the odds
The higher reaches of League One aren’t short of strong sides, with the likes of Sunderland, Portsmouth and Charlton all featuring in the Play-Off chase this term, Despite that, it’s Blackpool and Lincoln who fight for a place in the Championship this weekend.
The Pair have relatively modest budgets but both have enjoyed strong campaigns. However, with Blackpool hitting form at the right time just as Lincoln start to show some issues, our predictions side with the Seasiders.
Blackpool far from the beach
Blackpool finished the season with a flourish to secure third-place in the third-tier. They won their final four regular season games, while they head into this weekend’s encounter having won five of their last six matches.
The Seasiders have enjoyed a stellar 2021, with their great finish taking them into the Play-Offs and making them a threat to the league’s best teams. Blackpool have lost only twice in their last 22 games, while they’ve picked up six points more than any other League One side since Valentine’s Day.
Lincoln to fall short at Wembley
Michael Appleton’s side can toast a strong season this weekend, but they’ve won only twice in their last seven going into this one. With the Imps conceding twice or more in their last three away games, we have little faith in them delivering at Wembley.
Blackpool look like the best option for this clash and they’re incredibly well priced despite their good form. The pair shared nine goals in two meetings this term and we expect another high-scoring clash here, with a 2-1 win for Blackpool our correct score prediction.
Finally, we see Blackpool’s Ellis Simms getting among the goals on Sunday. The forward has scored 10 goals in only 19 starts for the Seasiders. He’s set to start this weekend after bagging five goals in his last four appearances, so Simms is well priced to find the net.