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A quick peek at the odds suggests anything but a win for Stoke will come as a surprise when they take on Blackpool at Bet365 Stadium this coming Saturday in the Championship.

Nobody likes to come through the opening round of a new season with a defeat, but that is exactly what Stoke had to settle for in their first match.Everyone dreams of opening a new campaign with three points, and Blackpool made sure the dream became reality in the premiere round.

Nobody likes to be on the losing side, especially so early into a new season. Stoke and Blackpool are no exception in this respect. Both teams are eager to improve from last term, leading us to expect an exciting affair at Bet365 Stadium.

Stoke only average a modest 1.1 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 11 goals. They also conceded ten for an average of one per game. They kept their opponents from scoring four times.

Blackpool are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 13 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.3 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of 17 goals, and while Blackpool claimed two clean sheets, they conceded an average of 1.7 goals per match.

Stoke vs Blackpool Preview

Stoke claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the Championship. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored five and conceded three goals.

While a title race is perhaps a too optimistic a longthrow, a podium finish does not look beyong Stoke, should they manage to catch a strong momentum.

Blackpool claimed just one win from the last six away games in the Championship. They also drew two and were defeated three times, as they were outscored by ten goals to five.

Staying clear of finishing inside the relegation zone is probably the best Blackpool can aim for this season. Each and every point counts from the word go.

Stoke and Blackpool are mostly leaning towards matches shy on goals, as it seems that not conceding is more important than attempting to score. This indicates a close encounter is on the menu on Saturday.

Stoke vs Blackpool Stats

  • Stoke have scored in 13 of the last 15 home matches
  • Stoke have not won 7 of the last 8 matches
  • Stoke have lost the last 3 matches in a row
  • Stoke have conceded in 7 of the last 8 matches
  • Stoke have not lost 5 of the last 6 home matches
  • Blackpool have scored in the last 4 matches in a row
  • Blackpool have scored in 6 of the last 8 away matches

Stoke vs Blackpool Team News

Stoke just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Blackpool at Bet365 Stadium.

Sidelined with an injury, Stoke can't field Harry Souttar this coming Saturday against Blackpool.

Blackpool have four on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Stoke this coming Saturday.

Jake Beesley, Kevin Stewart, Jordan Gabriel and James Husband all face a spell on the sidelines for Blackpool due to various injuries.

Stoke vs Blackpool H2H

Stoke won two of their last four encounters with Blackpool in the for a 2-1-1 record, with the latter winning one match. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Stoke vs Blackpool Betting Tips

As the new Championship campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Stoke and Blackpool this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.

Bet365 Stadium saw Stoke winning four, drawing three and losing three of their 10 most recent games here across all tournaments. Blackpool won four of their 10 most recent away games, drew two and lost four.Blackpool racked up four win from their last 10 possible away games without conceding a goal.

Over 2.5 goals came out one time in the last four encounters between these two teams. Stoke managed an average of 1.25 goals, with Blackpool averaging one goal in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet two times in this run of matches.Stoke saw over 2.5 goals in two of their last ten matches across the tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.8 goals during this run.Over 2.5 goals came up in four of the last ten matches Blackpool played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of one goals in these matches.