Sky Blues On The Road- Blackpool

Last updated : 30 January 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Kick off at 8pm. 
By Car
M6 then M55 to end.

By Train
The nearest train station is Blackpool South with Blackpool North, a good twenty minutes walk away.

You can fly to Blackpool Airport at Squires Gate from Belfast, Dublin, Isle of Man, Palma, Malaga, Sorrento, Faro, Gerona, Jersey, Murcia and Alicante. The airport is a 15 minute drive from the ground.
Tickets for the game at Bloomfield Road are priced at £25 for adults, adult disabled & carer £25, Over 60's £20, 16-18 £17.80, U16's £15.
Coventry City travel to Blackpool on Tuesday night looking for only their second win at Bloomfield Road.

Tuesday night's game will be the 27th league and cup game between the two sides with City having won eight of these matches and drawn four , scoring 27 goals  compared to Blackpool's 45.

City's last trip to Blackpool saw a 3-0 defeat on August 29th 2009.  Blackpool's goals came from Charlie Adam (12 pen), Ben Burgess (58) and Gary Taylor-Fletcher (70).

The teams that day were:
Team Westwood, Wright, Cranie, Turner, van Aanholt, Cork, Gunnarsson, Clingan, McIndoe, Best, Morrison (61). SNU Clarke, Grandison, Cain, Osbourne, Walker

Blackpool Rachubka, Eardley, Crainey, Edwards, Taylor-Fletcher (Bangura 80), Southern, Adam (Vaughan 80), Youell, Burgess (Emmanuel-Thomas 60), Ormerod. SNU Gilks, Clarke,Baptiste, Almond.

City have only won once at Bloomfield Road and that was a 1-0 victory in March 1923.

For a full list of matches between Blackpool and City, please click on
The referee currently appointed to take charge of Coventry City's next game, the trip to Blackpool is Dean Mohareb from Stockport .

This is Dean's first season on the National Referees list.  The former primary schoolteacher has moved swiftly through the refereeing ranks and works for the FA as a National Referees Manager. He also was the Referees Development Officer for the Lancashire Football Association in Leyland and  has travelled the world with the FA.

This will be his first Championship game of the season, so far he has had 19 matches, showing 53 yellow cards and one red.

His assistants will be Paul Davison from Cleveland and Ryan Johnson from Manchester. The fourth official will be Anthony Backhouse from Cumbria.
Coventry’s 3-1 win over promotion chasing Middlesbrough dragged them to within touching distance of the sides above them and they now sit six points from Championship safety.

Tuesday sees the Sky Blues travel to Blackpool who have a superb home record this campaign, winning eight and drawing three of their 13 home fixtures.

The bookmakers are pricing up the hosts as 4/6 favourites (Stan James) which looks a more than fair price considering the league positions of these sides.

The visitors are a best price 5/1 (Ladbrokes, William Hill) with the stalemate priced at 3/1 (Bet Victor).

Recommended football betting tip:

Over 2.5 Goals @ 93/100 – BET NOW

As was the case last season when Blackpool were in the Premier League there are a lot of goals in their fixtures. Six of Blackpool’s last seven outings have featured three goals or more with the 1-1 draw against Wednesday at the weekend being the exception.

Coventry found their scoring touch against Boro last time out so I don’t fancy a Blackpool clean sheet either so get behind a high scoring encounter.