Prolific sides reap many scorer options in Blackpool vs Birmingham tie

Blackpool are aiming for a second playoff success in three years, and may look to former Birmingham striker Kevin Phillips to sink his former club, as 6/1 favourite to score the opener on Friday.

The visitors’ main goal threat looks to be Marlon King, who has 18 goals to his name this term, and looks big at 13/2 to break the deadlock.

Ladbrokes will not be beaten on first scorer prices regarding this match, so punters should look at the vast array of attacking talents in each team to turn a profit.

Stephen Dobbie, promoted with Blackpool after notching in a playoff semi-final, is 7/1 to follow up the strike he notched in last year’s playoff final with the first here.

14-goal Chris Burke also looks well overpriced as a 14/1 chance to get on the score sheet from out wide, whilst Blackpool’s electric winger Matt Phillips is an 8/1 hope to hit the first goal.