This season has seen AFC Bournemouth reacquainted with Blackpool for the first time since 2006/7. Back then the Cherries could hardly muster a goal let alone a result. The home game saw the Cherries trounced 3-1 with ex-England international Darren Anderton getting sent off. The solitary goal came from loanee Simon Gillett. Ex-Cherry Claus Jorgenson was in the Blackpool squad getting substituted late on.
Three seems to be the magic number with the Cherries getting a 3-1 win at Blackpool in 2005/6, with a hat-trick from James Hayter. The previous season saw a 3-3 draw away, James Hayter scoring again and a brace from Dani Rodrigues. At home it was was a 3-2 defeat with James Hayter scoring once again. Sticking with the three, it was a 4-3 home victory for Blackpool in 2001/2 season. And, guess who scored again? Yes, that’s right James Hayter.
LAST TIME OUT
AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1 BLACKPOOL 2
7′ – Ricardo FULLER | 12′ – Lewis GRABBAN | 59′ – Neil BISHOP
Will AFC Bournemouth win today? Here some stats and facts.
Bournemouth have won 35%, drawn 30% and lost 35% of their last 20 away games.
Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in 30% of their last 20 away games.
Bournemouth have failed to score in 20% of their last 20 away games.
Blackpool have won 40%, drawn 35% and lost 25% of their last 20 home games.
Blackpool have kept a clean sheet in 45% of their last 20 home games.
Blackpool have failed to score in 25% of their last 20 home games.
VIEW FROM THE SOUTH END
The Tangerines, I thought they were called the Seasiders, are in freefall ever since Paul Ince got all shirty and threw a plastic bottle at the home game. A five match ban and the Tangerines have never recovered. Do you know how many games Blackpool have won since that day they beat us? Not many, to be precise, 3. That’s 3 games out of 27. They were top of the league then. So the song top of the league your having a laugh seems very appropriate.
I will not be travelling to the B&B capital of the North, remember its grim up north. The people are really friendly apparently, not like us miserable southerners. So, it will be beer and Willo for company, can’t wait
PREDICTION: Barry Ferguson is expecting a reaction from his players. Hasn’t got one yet, and is a reaction getting a goal and a point or dies he mean winning. Whatever, now is not the time to start trying and even if they do they still wont win. Its 3-1 to the mighty Cherries with Kermorgant to score a brace. (Warning: remember our predictions are usually wrong).