The Championship continues on Tuesday night, with a solitary game from Bloomfield Road, where Blackpool host Huddersfield Town. We’ve previewed the contest and given you some suggested best bets.
Blackpool vs Huddersfield Tips
It’s a genuine Championship six pointer at the seaside on Tuesday evening, as 23rd placed Blackpool (6/5) take on the side just one place above them, Huddersfield Town (12/5).
A win for either side would be huge, potentially dragging the Terriers out of the relegation spots, or pulling the Seasiders level with 21st placed Cardiff City.
Mick McCarthy has been installed in a fire-fighting role, in an attempt to preserve the Tangerines second-tier, after 11 games without a win.
They were battered 3-0 by promotion chasing Middlesbrough at the weekend but will see this game as one they can get something out of.
Huddersfield are in an equally precarious position and while they have better recent form, are the worst team in the division on their travels.
A 1-1 draw against QPR on Saturday papered over the cracks and the fans are disillusioned with both the manager Mark Fotheringham and the board, who have already placed the club up for sale.
This game was originally planned for the 21st January but was postponed due to a frozen pitch.
James Husband has a hamstring issue and may miss out for the visit of Huddersfield. Without a recognised left back to call on, Mick McCarthy could call upon Callum Connelly to deputise.
Mark Fotheringham will likely make one change at the back, as Michal Helik hobbled off injured against QPR and will likely be replaced again by Matty Pearson.
Anthony Knockaert impressed with a substitute cameo on Saturday and could be risked from the start here.
Both teams to score – 10/11
Both these teams are in dire form and are struggling to keep clean sheets, which makes the proposition of both teams to score an attractive one.
Town have registered at least one goal in five of their last six league games and Blackpool managed to score against Sheffield United and Sunderland in their last two home matches.
Anthony Knockaert to score – 10/3
The 31-year-old Frenchman joined on loan from Fulham in the transfer window and whilst he was originally injured, he showed enough in 26 minutes against QPR, that he is still the class act that terrorised this division years ago.
Comfortable on the ball and cutting in from the left to fire off shots at goal, the acquisition of Knockaert could be crucial to the Terriers chances of survival.
If he stays fit, he could be the x-factor that drags them up the table and away from the drop zone.
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