Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Predictions

Jon Wilde 30 Jul 2019
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Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Score Prediction

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Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Match Info

Date: August 3 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST
Venue: Bloomfield Road

Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Head-To-Head Record

Last 4 matches

March 2 2019: Bristol Rovers 4-0 Blackpool
November 3 2018: Blackpool 0-3 Bristol Rovers

January 13 2018: Blackpool 0-0 Bristol Rovers
September 23 2017: Bristol Rovers 3-1 Blackpool

Total head-to-head league matches played: 36
Blackpool wins: 13
Bristol Rovers wins: 14
Draws: 9

Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Stats

  • Blackpool have won only one of their last seven matches against Bristol Rovers
  • Rovers won five of those seven games with one draw
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in six of those seven matches

Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Match Preview

Blackpool’s bright new era begins with hope that ‘the two Simons’ can banish the nightmare of the Oyston reign – but the 2019-20 season may not start with the result they want.

This summer, the long-suffering Tangerines fans finally got what they wanted as the Oyston family, who for years had been running the club into the ground, were finally ousted and Blackpool FC was bought by a boyhood supporter, hedge fund operator Simon Sadler.

He is promising to revive the club and after previous manager Terry McPhillips quit this summer as he essentially did not see being a No 1 as the job for him – despite doing very well last season – Simon Grayson has returned for a second spell at the helm.

Eight new players have been signed, six on permanent deals, and Blackpool’s pre-season results, mainly against fellow North West teams, have been mixed with Nathan Delfouneso, who has been at the club on and off since 2012, among the goals in two of those games.

Bristol Rovers finished last season strongly under manager Graham Coughlan and their warm-up results have mostly been good, with striker Tom Nichols showing he looks ready to start increasing the goalscoring output which has perhaps not been what was hoped for since his arrival from Peterborough two years ago.

If momentum counts for anything, the Pirates may just represent a touch of value here to spoil what for Blackpool will in any case be a day to enjoy for off-the-pitch reasons if nothing else.

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Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Betting Tips

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    Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Predictions

    Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Match Info Date: August 3 2019 Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST Venue: Bloomfield Road Blackpool vs Bristol Rovers Head-To-Head Record Last 4 matches March 2 2019: Bristol Rovers 4-0 Blackpool November 3 2018: Blackpool 0-3 Bristol Rovers January 13 2018: Blackpool 0-0 Bristol Rovers September 23 2017: Bristol Rovers 3-1 Blackpool Total…