Blackpool - Cheltenham Town predictions and free betting tips [24/10/2023]
In the upcoming round of League 1, Cheltenham and Blackpool will face each other at Bloomfield Road stadium. The confrontation promises to be intense until the last minute, and no one will want to give in.
The team has spent the last 2 years in the Championship, but they didn't particularly excel there and last season they finished in 24th place, dropping back to League 1. Currently, Blackpool stands at 7th position in the league table.
In the 9th round, they managed to clinch a narrow victory over Barnsley. However, in the next round, the team suffered a defeat at their own stadium against Derby County (1:3). This was followed by a draw with Charlton (2:2). Then, they beat Stevenage with a score of (3:0). In the last round, the team drew with Oxford (1:1).
Cheltenham have not long since returned to League 1. Before that, they had time to win the National League, drop out of League 2, and win it again. Quite an adventure. They finished the last season in the third division in the 16th position. Currently, they are at the very bottom, the 24th position, which argues their relegation to League 2.
In the 9th round, they lost at home to Stevenage (0:3). In the next match, they suffered a defeat in the 9th game this time against Lincoln with a score of (0:2). After this, they lost at home to Fleetwood (0:2). Then, the team drew with Derby County (1:1), finally scoring their first goal of the season. In the last round, they secured their first victory of the season, defeating Cambridge at home with a minimum score.
The last head-to-head match between Cheltenham and Blackpool was played in 2017, ending with a big win for the Tangerines (3:0).
In this confrontation, the home team is the obvious favorite. Recently, Blackpool has been looking very good, scoring points and moving closer to the playoffs. Cheltenham, however, continues to remain at the bottom of the table, despite their first victory of the season. I don't see any chances for the visitors here, so I suggest betting on a Blackpool win with a handicap of (-1).