Rochdale (@2.75) vs Blackpool (@2.55)
21-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Blackpool will win

Rochdale – Blackpool Match Prediction | 21-08-2019

They offer more resistance at the back than their hosts and thus a bet on the visitors, with the insurance that Draw No Bet provides, offers some value at the prices. At the end of the day, Blackpool have not had the best spell of late, but even on the road this represents a good opportunity for them to get a positive result.

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As touched on above, the Seasiders unbeaten run currently stands at eight in the league, and its not as if theyve played only poor teams during that time. They may have conceded twice away at Peterborough last weekend, but plenty of teams will do that, though what plenty of teams wont do is walk away with a share of the spoils, so that result should have only added to the confidence of Terry McPhillips men. As one of the only teams not to play on Tuesday night, Blackpool should come into this game fresh, while they should also come into it feeling confident, given their recent form.

Blackpool have given up an average of just 1.03 expected goals on the road, which shows that theyre useful at nullifying their opponents. If we combine the fact that Rochdale, whove scored the second lowest amount of home goals in League One this season, have struggled to score at home this season with the fact that Blackpool havent given too much away on their travels, then it becomes reasonably easy to make a case for the visitors at the prices.

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The visitors havent been overly great themselves from an offensive point of view, but since they offer more than Rochdale at the back Rochdale are averaging 1.58 expected goals against at home and are conceding an average of 1.64 goals, while Blackpool are averaging exactly a single goal against on the road and are conceding an average of just 1.03 expected goals they look better equipped. After all, at present, both Oxford and Doncaster are far more menacing in the final third than Rochdale. Terry McPhillips men have lost just three games on the road this season and although they have lost each of their last two, its not difficult to see them faring better on this occasion.

Creating less than theyve surrendered in the defensive third is becoming a bit of an issue for Rochdale, as theyve been bettered in terms of expected goals in each of their last six League One matches. Theyve been outscored in three of those. Keith Hills men did outshoot their opponents, but they only posted 0.67 expected goals for, while they gave up 1.32. On the balance of play, Rochdale were perhaps fortunate to emerge from their match at Roots Hall with all three points on Saturday afternoon.

Anyhow, given Blackpools attacking potential, we are positive that they are going to extend their goal-scoring run against Rochdale. The Dale, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Sunderland, but seeing that they impressed in a 5-2 win over Bolton Wanderers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score.

Whats more, their overall home performances have been respectable. Theyve not been flawless, but Blackpool have made a good habit of creating that bit more than theyve given away, as their home expected goal difference of +1.9 suggests, while theyve rarely had an issue getting the ball in the net, scoring seven in five at Bloomfield Road. Prior to their draw at ABAX Stadium, Blackpool were outplayed by a very strong Luton side at home, though they proved that theyre tough to beat by digging deep and grinding out a 0-0.

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A man to watch in the away team will be French attacker Armand Gnanduillet, who scored his third goal of the season in the 2-2 draw with the Gills. The Seasiders made a promising start to the season, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to return to the Championship. After sharing the spoils with Gillingham on Tuesday evening, Blackpool will be aiming to retain top position in the League One standings with a victory over Rochdale at Crown Oil Arena.

As touched on above, the Seasiders unbeaten run currently stands at eight in the league, and its not as if theyve played only poor teams during that time. As one of the only teams not to play on Tuesday night, Blackpool should come into this game fresh, while they should also come into it feeling confident, given their recent form. They may have conceded twice away at Peterborough last weekend, but plenty of teams will do that, though what plenty of teams wont do is walk away with a share of the spoils, so that result should have only added to the confidence of Terry McPhillips men.

As for Rochdale, well, Keith Hills men have performed as you would probably expect. inconsistently. Prior to drawing 0-0 against Bristol Rovers on Tuesday, Rochdales defensive issues came into focus, as they conceded three in defeat against Portsmouth and four in defeat against Sunderland. They almost always offer a threat going forward, but they give plenty away at the back on a regular basis, which means that their form is predictably up and down.

If we combine the fact that Rochdale, whove scored the second lowest amount of home goals in League One this season, have struggled to score at home this season with the fact that Blackpool havent given too much away on their travels, then it becomes reasonably easy to make a case for the visitors at the prices. Blackpool have given up an average of just 1.03 expected goals on the road, which shows that theyre useful at nullifying their opponents.

On the balance of play, Rochdale were perhaps fortunate to emerge from their match at Roots Hall with all three points on Saturday afternoon. Keith Hills men did outshoot their opponents, but they only posted 0.67 expected goals for, while they gave up 1.32. Creating less than theyve surrendered in the defensive third is becoming a bit of an issue for Rochdale, as theyve been bettered in terms of expected goals in each of their last six League One matches. Theyve been outscored in three of those.