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Exeter vs Blackpool Prediction, Tips & Stats

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          Match Result

          Carlisle United

          Blackpool


          17%

          Car

          21.8%

          draw

          48.2%

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          Both Teams To Score

          Carlisle United

          Blackpool


          53.2%

          Car

          46.5%

          combined

          40.7%

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          Over 2.5 Goals

          Carlisle United

          Blackpool


          44.7%

          Car

          47.5%

          combined

          50%

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          Exeter vs Blackpool Prediction, Tips & Stats

          Exeter City welcome newly relegated Blackpool to St James Park on Saturday and both sides will be looking to extend their flawless start to the League One season. Neither club conceded in game week one which indicates that discovering a method to unlock each other’s defence will be key. The two teams most recent meeting was a 3-2 victory for Blackpool in 2018.

          Exeter City

          Despite being the underdogs versus Wycombe Wanderers last week, Exeter walked away with an impressive three points whilst displaying an even more impressive performance, with the tie ending 3-0. Within the first minute, Jack Aitchison opened the scoring and by the tenth minute, Will Aimson doubled their advantage with Sam Nombe also missing a penalty. James Scott added the third in the 83rd minute, however if it wasn’t for poor finishing, the Grecians could have further extended their lead.

          Gary Caldwell will expect his side to start at a similar full throttle speed this weekend in an attempt to stun Blackpool. The expectation surrounding the club after the opener, is that if they are able to keep a clean sheet as they did last week, then they will go on to win the game due to their attacking capabilities. They emphasised their ability to create chances in a 2-1 victory against League Two outfit Crawley Town in the EFL Cup yesterday, registering 20 attempts at goal and 12 corners.

          Blackpool FC

          The Seasiders have shown their ability to be tactically flexible this week, whilst also maintaining the same quality and performance levels. Two identical consecutive 2-0 results against Burton Albion in the league and Derby County in the cup will please the fans, but the actual performances differ which is extremely positive. Against Burton, Blackpool dominated the proceedings and happily dictated the tempo of the game. Whereas against Derby, they showcased that they will comfortably allow the opposition to have the ball if necessary.

          Neil Critchley may adopt for a fluid approach of both styles against Exeter, depending on different scenarios. Yet one guarantee, is that Shayne Lavery will continue to be a handful and look to add to the brace he scored in round one. Furthermore, just like his star striker, the season couldn’t have started much better for Critchley and he will wish to continue this excellent early run on Saturday.

          Verdict?

          This tie will be close but both sides are more than capable of scoring goals, making the game an exciting prospect. As already mentioned, both sides didn’t concede in their respective openers, however they will be tested defensively this weekend. The odds suggest that the game could end in any of the three possible outcomes, yet it is difficult to separate the two teams.

          The final prediction is a 1-1 draw.

          Exeter City Team News

          Exeter have been unlucky so far with injuries to three players, Pierce Sweeney was forced off with a knock last night, Demetri Mitchell and Dion Rankine also both left the field early against Wycombe last weekend. The Grecians are a little light in the right wing back role following the injuries and Vincent Harper may be drafted in for Mitchell.

          Blackpool FC Team News

          Neil Critchley mentioned that the side have hopefully avoided injuries after the mid-week game, therefore it is expected that they field a similar XI to the one that beat Burton last weekend. Jake Beesley and Lavery will lead the line, with the duo in fine goal scoring form.

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