Sam Allardyce was in charge of the Tangerines for a short spell during the mid 1990’s before managing Notts County, Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn. He is now looking to steer West Ham United into the Premier League at the first time of asking, although keeping all eleven men on the pitch would be a good start.
Kevin Nolan and Matt Taylor have been given marching orders early in recent matches, although the Hammers still managed to nick four points from the two games in which these red card occurred.
It means that the Hammers are still very much in the driving seat when it comes to getting promotion and they are 21/10 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to claim victory in this match, something which would be their ninth away win of the season.
Even so, their recent away form has been poor and perhaps it will pay to oppose them again, especially as Blackpool are enjoying some good form at the moment. Ian Holloway will just hope his team are recovered from Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Everton where they went two goals down very early and never recovered.
The Tangerines are a 7/5 chance (William Hill) to win yet another Championship game, having not tasted a league defeat in 2012 and they are also scoring plenty of goals to suggest they are the value bet to win this match.