Bloomfield Road will be full to the brim on Sunday afternoon for the visit of Manchester City, and that atmosphere can only provide an advantage to the underdogs.
Blackpool will be without boss Ian Holloway, who serves a one match touchline suspension and his influence could be crucial in a game that will play more like an FA Cup tie than a Premier League tie.
The Tangerine fans will enjoy the day no matter what the result and the atmosphere that they create means Man City will be up against 12 men, and the game could be a lot closer than many are predicting.
That would explain why Manchester City are 8/13 to beat a promoted side, and Mancini is taking no risks with his starting eleven despite worries surrouning Carlos Tevez and Yaya Toure’s fitness.
Blackpool are 5/1 to win but the Tangerine will be more than happy with a point and the draw is available at 13/5.
Tevez continues to be Man City’s most influential player, leading the Man City scoring charts with five goals and creating 17 goals from open play this season – he is 8/13 to score any time.
But City have scored just two goals away from home this season and with a difficult atmosphere to contend with at Bloomfield Road, the 6/5 available for under 2.5 goals looks very good value.
In their two games at home this season, Blackpool have scored three and conceded four which but are yet to face a side with the defensive qualities of Manchester City.
Charlie Adam is Blackpool’s top scorer but most of his goals come from the penalty spot and Man City will be hopeful of a clean sheet – available at 6/5
2/1 is available for a penalty to be scored in the match. See the full Blackpool vs Manchester City match betting odds market here.