Preview and Prediction: Blackpool vs. Bristol City - prediction, team news, lineups
For this game, Critchley is set to revert to a 4-4-2 system, with Jerry Yates getting a call-up in attack. Given Blackpool’s injury problems, Jordan Thorniley is expected to be dropped from the team.
Despite gaining a point at Preston, Pearson’s Bristol City XI may be tweaked as a result of the manner of the outcome.
Joe Williams has recently returned from injury, putting him in contention to start in midfield as Alex Scott moves to right wing-back. George Tanner, Matty James, and Andy King are all scheduled to sit out the tournament.
Blackpool possible starting lineup:
Grimshaw; Lawrence-Gabriel, Ekpiteta, Keogh, Sterling; Bowler, Dougall, Connolly, Hamilton; Lavery, Yates
Bristol City possible starting lineup:
O’Leary, Kalas, Klose, Pring; Scott, Massengo, Williams, O’Dowda; Weimann; Martin, Semenyo
Head to Head
Our Prediction: Under 2.5
Regardless of their current form or lack of consistency, Bristol City will feel that they should be winning this match. However, we’re betting on the Seasiders to win a close game and maintain themselves in contention for the playoffs.