Betting Guide: Stoke v Blackpool

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 22 September 2009

The Potters will hope to continue their Carling Cup run tonight as they take on Blackpool. The Seasiders are the only team to knock out a Premier League side in this years competition after they defeated Wigan in the last round.

Stoke, as expected are favourites and are 4/5 with Bet365, Ladbrokes and SkyBet to win within 90 minutes. The visitors can be backed at 4's with totesport to win within the 90 minutes with the draw a best priced 11/4 at BetFred and Coral.

If you want to be a bit more precise then PaddyPower offer 15/2 on a routine 2-0 victory for Stoke. If you think the Potters may have top edge a classic then SkyBet offer 33/1 on the game ending 3-2 to the Potters.

The visitors will be high in confidence after defeatingNewcastle and Forest in the last week aswell as Wigan 4-1 in the last round and its 200/1 with Boylesports that they can repeat that feat. It could be that a single goal seperates the sides and SkyBet offer 12's on a 1-0 Seasiders victory. The draw after 90 minutes could well be on the cards. The Potters were goalless at 90 minutes in the last round and its 10's with a host of companies including Bet365, Ladbrokes and Coral for a repeat with SkyBet giving 18's on the teams sharing four goals, as the Potters did in last years 3rd round tie at home to Reading.

If you think the match will be decided after 90 minutes then Bet365 offer a market where Stoke are 15/2 to win in extra time and 10/1 to win on penalties, whilst Blackpool are 22's for an extra time win and 12/1 for a spot kick victory.

With many first teamers set to be rested there could be big money to win on first scorer and Ryan Shotton, scorer of eight goals for Tranmere last season, is 33/1 with Bet365 and Ladbrokes and another free scoring defender Leon Cort is 22/1 with SkyBet to open the scoring. Tuncay is 6's with BlueSQ and Coral for the opening goal on his first start for the Potters.

Jason Euell could be one of the main threats from the visitors and is 16's with Coral. Fans favourite Brett Ormerod is likely to start and is 10's with Bet365, SkyBet and Coral to find the net first.

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