Blackpool vs Blackburn – Lancashire derby tough to predict

Bloomfield Road will be hoping to witness the first three points of its maiden Premier League campaign when Blackpool host Blackburn on Saturday.

With problems surrounding ground regulations, Blackpool have only been able to play once at home in their first five Premier League matches which ended in a draw with Fulham.

Match Odds

Blackpool and Blackburn are separated by just 31 miles of motorway, but the sides haven’t faced each other in a competitive game since an old third division clash in 1980.

Blackburn won 2-0 at Ewood Park that day and the same result to happen on Saturday is 8/1.

But Blackburn have won just twice in 22 away games in Blackpool and Ian Holloway will be hoping his Blackpool side can continue their impressive start to the Premier League season with another three points – they are 21/10 to win.

Paul Robinson will return in goal for Blackburn after missing their Carling Cup tie in midweek and he will be hopeful of stopping the Seasiders from improving on their two home goals this season.

Total Goals

If games ended at half time, Blackburn would currently be sitting pretty in a Champions League place.

But having conceded nine of their last ten goals in the second half, Blackburn are 15/2 to be leading at half time and not win.

Blackburn have scored exactly one goal in each of their last six games and Nikola Kalinic is 6/1 to score the first goal.

Blackpool average 1.92 goals at home to Blackburn and considering Blackburns scoring record, you can get 8/11 on there being over 2.5 goals in the game.

Sam Allardyce’s side haven’t won on the road this season. See the full Blackpool vs Blackburn match betting odds market here.