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Sky Sports pundit David Prutton predicts the outcome of Blackpool’s clash with Derby County

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Blackpool will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to four games this weekend by picking up a positive result in their showdown with Derby County at Bloomfield Road.

The Seasiders managed to seal a 2-0 victory on their travels earlier this week as they proved to be too strong for Barnsley.

Goals from Owen Dale and Oliver Casey in the first-half of this clash allowed Blackpool to secure all three points at Oakwell.

Having thrashed Birmingham City in their most recent home league fixture, the Seasiders ought to be confident in their ability to cause issues for Derby on Saturday.

After suffering relegation from the Championship earlier this month, the Rams were beaten by Bristol City last weekend.

Still in administration, Derby are hoping that a proposed takeover deal involving Chris Kirchner will be finalised in the coming weeks.

Whereas the Rams could potentially move above Peterborough United in the league standings if they beat Blackpool, Neil Critchley’s side are aiming to finish the campaign in the top-half of the Championship.

Ahead of this clash, pundit David Prutton has shared a score prediction.

In his latest Sky Sports column, Prutton has revealed that he believes that Blackpool will seal a 2-0 victory over Derby tomorrow.

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The Verdict

Although Derby will unquestionably pose a threat in this fixture for Blackpool, Prutton’s prediction could turn out to be correct as Neil Critchley’s side have impressed in the Championship in recent weeks.

During the reverse fixture between these two sides earlier this season, the Rams emerged victorious as Luke Plange’s goal sealed all three points for the club.

Keen to get their revenge on Derby, Blackpool will need the likes of Dale and Shayne Lavery to be firing on all cylinders in Saturday’s clash.

Dale will be confident in his ability to make a difference in this clash after scoring against Barnsley in midweek while Lavery has managed to find the back of the net on 10 occasions in all competitions during the current campaign.

When you consider that Derby have only won two of their 22 away league games this season, they may crumble under pressure if Blackpool opt to take the game to them on Saturday.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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