Look Back In Time
Burnley may sit on the brink of promotion to the Premier League, but if they’re to take one step further tomorrow they’ll have to improve their Bloomfield Road record.
The Seasiders have a knack of taking three home points from The Clarets, likewise Burnley have won the majority of the recent Turf Moor meetings.
The last meeting in December went to the form book, with Burnley winning 2-1 at Turf Moor, while The Seasiders won at Bloomfield Road at the back-end of last season.
In preparation for tomorrow’s Lancashire derby we take a look back at the recent meetings between the two sides.
Burnley 2 Blackpool 1 – 21 Dec 2013
Craig Cathcart’s only goal of the season so far proved in vain at Turf Moor, as Blackpool failed to build on a dominant first half.
Danny Ings had put the hosts in front, slamming home from a corner, before Cathcart’s header crept home to level for Pool.
Scott Arfield’s fine curling striker won it for Burnley, who could have stretched their lead with a number of late counter attacks.
Blackpool 1 Burnley 0 – 13 April 2013
This time last year Blackpool beat Burnley 1-0 to ease their relegation fears, with Burnley’s mid-table season all but over.
Ludovic Sylvestre scored the only goal, hammering into the top corner after the break to seal the narrow win.
Thomas Ince came close to adding a second, while Junior Stanislas hit a post for the visitors.
Burnley 1 Blackpool 0 – 20 Oct 2012
Charlie Austin’s 16th goal of the season sunk The Seasiders at Turf Moor last season, as managerless Burnley prevailed.
The striker headed come Kieran Trippier’s cross after 19 minutes to seal the win.
Pool were twice denied an equaliser by Lee Grant, who kept out efforts from Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Alex Baptiste with a double-save.
Blackpool 4 Burnley 0 – 21 April 2012
A 2012 rout over Burnley secured Blackpool’s play-off position in the baking sun of Bloomfield Road.
Stephen Dobbie’s drilled free-kick set Pool on their way, before Taylor-Fletcher headed home the second.
Left-back Stephen Crainey then got in on the act when his effort slipped through Grant’s hands, before Ince set up Nouha Dicko to tap home the fourth.