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Sky Bet Preview: Barnsley vs Blackpool

Posted: Fri 17 Jan 2014
Author: Sean Gallagher

Latest Odds For Saturday's Game

We're set for another action-packed weekend in the Sky Bet Championship as Leicester look to continue the fine form which has taken them four points clear at the top of the league.

The Foxes remain 10/11 to secure promotion to the Premier League as title winners, and are 3/10 to go up automatically. Elsewhere fellow title challengers QPR and Burnley are 21/10 and 9/1 respectively to end up as champions, and are 1/2 and 7/4 to earn promotion to the top flight.

Away from the top Blackpool will look to end a run of no win in eight Championship games when they travel to basement club Barnsley this weekend. Last time out The Seasiders succumbed to a narrow defeat at home to Middlesbrough with the Tykes last playing a league game on New Years Day when they drew away to Birmingham, following the postponement of their game at Charlton last weekend.

Pool are 17/10 to record their first away win since the start of November, with Barnsley 8/5 to record a much-needed three points. It is 9/4 for the game to finish level.

The last time the two teams met it was settled with an injury-time own goal from Scott Wiseman to gift The Seasiders maximum points at Bloomfield Road. 

To add to this Blackpool have lost just one of their last five meetings with the Yorkshire outfit, so this weekend's game is a welcome opportunity for Pool to return to winning ways.

Other reasons to bet:

- On their potential returns' Kirk Broadfoot and Isaiah Osbourne are 33/1 and 16/1 respectively to score first at Oakwell.

- Tom Ince scored Pool's last goal in the league and is 11/2 to open the scoring this weekend.

- The "Win To Nil" market looks decent value this weekend with the Tangerines priced at 11/4.


Whatever you choose to bet on this weekend, make sure you claim your completely free £10 bet from Sky Bet when you join via this link www.skybet.com/blackpool 
 

Please note - prices are subject to change