The teams were drawn together in the fourth round of the FA Cup and it was only a Kevin Phillips penalty that denied Wednesday another victory, although a replay at Hillsborough looks set to be a close contest.
The winner will travel to Everton in the fifth round and the League One side are slight favourites at 8/5 (Ladbrokes £50 free bets) to claim victory, having beaten Yeovil Town on Saturday to stay in the hunt for promotion.
However, Blackpool really have hit a purple patch in recent weeks and Ian Holloway’s team could be a great bet at 9/5 (bet365 free bets) considering that the visitors won 3-1 at Cardiff City on Saturday having been a goal down.
Kevin Phillips was once again on the scoresheet and is an 8/1 chance (Bet Victor bookmaker) to score the first goal of this game, although namesake Matt Phillips is also bang in form and he’s a 15/2 chance.
Blackpool are unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions and victories over Coventry and the Bluebirds mean that a return to the Premier League is very much on the cards this season, with Holloway likely to have one eye on Saturday’s game against Pompey.
Eight of Blackpool’s last nine matches have featured more than two goals and Over 2.5 can be backed at 5/6, with neither team wanting extra-time or penalties again.