Blackpool v Nottingham Forest Match Preview & Best Odds

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League One side Blackpool face Premier League outfit Nottingham Forest for the second time in this season’s FA Cup when they do battle in a third round replay on Wednesday evening at Bloomfield Road, therefore now is a great time to register with any of our featured UK betting sites where you can benefit from a range of Blackpool free bets and many other excellent FA Cup promotions ahead of this midweek encounter.

 

Blackpool v Nottingham Forest Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 7.45pm UK Time, Wednesday 17th January 2024. Live coverage on ITV4

 

League One side Blackpool managed to hold Premier League outfit Nottingham Forest to a 2-2 at the City Ground in the third round of the FA Cup and the Seasiders will look to go one better when they entertain the Tricky Trees at Bloomfield Road on Wednesday evening.

Having limped out of last season’s FA Cup after losing 4-1 to Blackpool at the third round stage, it seemed as though the same fate would befall Nottingham Forest this time around when they found themselves two goals down after 27 minutes at the City Ground earlier this month. Forest managed to rescue themselves with a goal either side of half-time but they have been forced to travel up to the North-West for the resultant replay which takes place on Wednesday evening.

Forest’s main concern right now will be the possibility of having Premier League points deducted due to a potential breach of Profit and Sustainability Rules, however manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be eager to ensure that his men are fully focused on the games ahead of them, starting with their midweek trip to Bloomfield Road.

Despite surrendering a two goal lead, Blackpool boss Neil Critchley will have taken lots of positives from his side’s display against Nottingham Forest in the original tie. The Seasiders followed up this draw with back-to-back wins over Burton Albion (2-1) and Exeter City (2-0) to edge ever closer to the play-off places in League One and they have clearly enjoyed home comforts this season with wins in all-but-one of their ten outings at this venue across competitions.

Blackpool will be optimistic about causing an upset on Wednesday evening and they have every right to do so given their excellent form at Bloomfield Road this season and their recent showings against Nottingham Forest. Nevertheless, the visitors have nine days to prepare for this match and they too will be confident of outscoring their opponents and booking their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

 

Back Nottingham Forest to win and both teams to score at best odds of 13/5