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Preview: Yeovil V Blackpool

3 December 2013

Everything you need to know before tonight's game

Not a trip for the faint hearted, but Blackpool have been set the challenge of making it two wins in four days when they face Yeovil Town on Tuesday evening.

The clash is the first of six Pool games over December, as The Seasiders look to build on Saturday’s victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Blackpool have lost just one league game on the road this season, but face a Yeovil side who have a tendency to pull a result out of the bag occasionally, just like on the weekend.

The Glovers beat Watford 3-0 on Saturday to move off the bottom of The Championship, following their promotion via the League One play-offs in May.

Gary Johnson’s side celebrated promotion at the same ground where Blackpool beat them in 2007 to move into this division themselves.

Now they are set to meet for the first time since that League One play-off final and both will be buoyed by recent victories.

Team news

Paul Ince has Jack Robinson available for selection for the first time in over a month, after the left-back’s suspension concluded on Saturday.

Captain Barry Ferguson may also make his long awaited return from injury and feature on the bench. 

As for Yeovil, they’ll be without their own captain Jamie McCallister, whilst Marek Stech will also miss out. 

Recent form

Pool’s win on Saturday was their first in three games, but on the road they’ve lost just once, at Millwall in September. A draw at Birmingham and win at Forest is what Blackpool have taken home from recent away trips.
Last six: WDLWDW

Yeovil have claimed victories over both Watford and Forest in recent weeks, but sandwiched in between were three defeats to Leeds, Wigan and Doncaster. They’ve won just once at home all season.
Last six: WLLLWD

Head-to-head

The last meeting between the two was that memorable play-off victory of 2007. In terms of league meetings, Blackpool have never been beaten by Yeovil. Of the four previous regular league games, Blackpool have won twice, in 2006 and 2007. Yeovil’s only victory came in the FA Cup.

Complete record: Blackpool wins: 3, Yeovil wins: 1, Draws: 2

Connections

No players of the current Blackpool and Yeovil squads have played for the other team.

Tickets

Supporters who haven’t already bought their ticket can pay on the night at Huish Park. Paying on the gate will cost £2 extra, with juniors the exception.

Prices are as follows: £22 adults, £18 disabled, £15 young person, £8 under 16s. 

Betting

Blackpool can be backed at 11/8, whilst a draw is 12/5 and Yeovil are at 15/8.

Why not back Ricardo Fuller for first goal scorer, like he did on Saturday, at 5/1?

The other fixtures

Brighton v Barnsley
Burnley v Watford
Ipswich v Blackburn
Millwall v Nottingham Forest
QPR v Bournemouth
Sheff Wed v Leicester
Bolton v Huddersfield
Reading v Charlton
Derby v Middlesbrough (Wednesday)
Leeds v Wigan (Wednesday) 

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