Posted by Macot (2017-03-18 00:11 CET)
This is a match that 6 years ago would be played between Conference South team (6th tier) and Premier League team (1st tier) and we would have no doubts about the winner, also expecting some goals. But things are changing quickly and Blackpool are now League 2 team and are finally starting to turn the trend of relegation into a possible promotion chace. Currently 8th they are only 3 points behind playoffs and for sure they will go for a win. Blackpool are also finally a team that can score goals. Their overall average is 2,6 goals per game, but in recent month or so, they had 5 overs and only two unders (in the last two games). They are also unbeaten during this streak.
Their oponents are doing much worse. Newport County are in great danger of losing the League 2 status, being 7 points behind the rescue (although with one game in hand). Their defence is rather poor and as result they had 4 overs during their last 6 games. Also, their overall average of goals is 2,7 per game and in a game like this they will need to score.
I count on both teams here: Blackpool should be able to win and Newport to score. That would be enough for us. My call is 1-3 away win!
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