A look back at previous Ipswich meetings
A 6-0 victory over Ipswich Town was part of Blackpool’s strong start to last season, but defeat in the return fixture summed up an inconsistent campaign.
Previous results between the two have been mixed, but on home soil The Seasiders have been formidable over the Tractor Boys in recent years, winning the last three.
We take a look back at the last five meetings between the two sides, ahead of Saturday’s game.
Blackpool 1 Ipswich 0 – 6/3/10
Jason Euell’s close range volley was the difference as Blackpool boosted their promotion chances with a narrow victory over Ipswich in 2010.
The striker netted the only goal to leave The Seasiders edging towards the play-offs.
Charlie Adam also tried his luck for the hosts, who restricted Ipswich to half chances.
Liam Rosenior and Jack Colback went close for The Tractor Boys, who also had Damien Delaney fire over.
Blackpool 2 Ipswich 0 – 10/9/11
In 2011 Blackpool’s strong start to the season continued with a routine 2-0 victory over Ipswich at Bloomfield Road.
It was Gary Taylor-Fletcher who tapped home the opener four minutes after the break.
The result was put beyond any doubt on the hour mark when Barry Ferguson produced a fine finish from 12 yards, to open his account for the club.
Jimmy Bullard and Carlos Edwards came close for the visitors, who were largely disappointing.
Ipswich 2 Blackpool 2 – 14/1/12
Elliot Grandin inspired Blackpool as they came from two goals down to draw at Portman Road in 2012.
After 10 minutes the visitors found themselves behind, as Angel Martinez netted an own goal.
Tommy Smith then headed Town further ahead, and before substitute Grandin reduced the deficit within three minutes of coming off the bench.
Then with ten minutes remaining Grandin set up Kevin Phillips to smash home the equaliser.
Ipswich 1 Blackpool 0 – 16/2/13
Current Blackpool striker Michael Chopra lifted Ipswich’s relegation fears with the winner at Portman Road in February.
Under caretaker manager Steve Thompson, Blackpool had started the better side as Tiago Gomes was denied by the post.
Matt Gilks had earlier kept out David McGoldrick’s effort from the edge of the area.
It was Chopra who made the decisive break through however, steering home the winner five minutes into the second half.
Blackpool 6 Ipswich 0 – 25/8/12
A fine start to the season was extended for leaders Blackpool with the mauling of Ipswich at Bloomfield Road.
Aaron Cresswell’s own goal set the tone early on, before Gary Taylor-Fletcher doubled his side’s lead on the stroke of half time.
Thomas Ince was next to get in on the act with a quick-fire double, producing two fine finishes in nine minutes.
Craig Cathcart’s header made it five, before Nouha Dicko added further gloss to the score line in stoppage time.