For our Southampton vs. Blackpool prediction, we're going for a 2-0 win for the home side.
It's Premier League vs. Championship in the FA Cup this weekend as Southampton welcome Blackpool to St Mary's in an interesting fourth round clash.
Southampton reached the fourth round of the FA Cup by beating Crystal Palace 2-1 away from home in the third round.
The Saints have been struggling all season in the Premier League as they sit rock bottom of the table, and a managerial change appears to have done little to solve their troubles as new manager Nathan Jones is finding life on the south coast just as difficult as his predecessor.
Southampton enter this game amid a mixed run of form having won three and lost two of their last five matches in all competitions, but they're coming off the back of a two-match losing streak having suffered consecutive 0-1 defeats at the hands of Aston Villa and Newcastle United.
Their home form overall has been pretty dismal of late, with Jones' men winning one and losing four of their last five matches in all competitions.
The Saints have an excellent record against lower league opposition in this competition having won twenty-four of their last twenty-six ties against such opponents, so despite their struggles they'll fancy themselves here.
Southampton are in need of a win after two disappointing losses on the trot and while it's a game they're firmly expected to win it isn't one they'll take lightly.
Blackpool reached the fourth round of the FA Cup by inflicting a shock 4-1 defeat upon Premier League side Nottingham Forest in the third round.
The Tangerines are having a tough time in the Championship this season as they currently linger down in 23rd place having been through a rough patch of form.
The win against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup is The Seasiders' only win in their last eleven matches in all competitions, and they enter this game having not played for a fortnight since losing 2-0 away at Watford.
Their away record is equally poor, too, having drawn two and lost three of their last five matches on the road.
The fourth round hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Blackpool, with The Tangerines losing eleven of their thirteen FA Cup ties they've played in this round.
Blackpool can at least take confidence from the fact they've already eliminated Premier League opposition in this competition, but as they concede home advantage life will get much more difficult here. It's unlikely that Blackpool will have the requisite quality to inflict another upset here.