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Blackpool vs Carlisle prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 9 December 2023

 Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

 Venue: Bloomfield Road

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

Blackpool vs Carlisle: Top free betting tips

Our Blackpool vs Carlisle prediction is for a home win. Can the Cumbrians prove us wrong and earn rare points on the road? 

Blackpool are 8th in the standings and can smell promotion. They continue to rely heavily on their home games for wins – 6 of their 8 league wins had been achieved at Bloomfield Road. Carlisle are in the relegation zone and currently on a run of 4 consecutive away defeats. 

Total goals scored prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Our first Blackpool vs Carlisle prediction is that there will be at least 3 total goals scored in the game. This has happened in all of the last 5 H2Hs hosted by Blackpool. 

Also, Blackpool are on a run of 11 consecutive home games in which at least 3 total goals have been scored. 

Match result prediction: Blackpool to win

Blackpool come into this match on the back of 4 wins in their last 5 games. The Seasiders also secured 6 of their 8 league wins so far at home. 

At the same time, Carlisle lost all of their last 4 away matches. This is why our second Blackpool vs Carlisle prediction is for a home win. 

​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Blackpool

The final Blackpool vs Carlisle prediction we give you backs the Seasiders to win this game 2-1. This has been the final score in 2 of the last 4 home wins Blackpool achieved vs the Cumbrians. Also, 2 of Blackpool’s last 3 home wins were 2-1 results. 

Blackpool vs Carlisle: What the fans think

Blackpool fans are brimming with confidence after beating the leaders

Carlisle fans continue to travel in record numbers

How far will Carlisle's fans travel to Blackpool?

The driving distance for Carlisle fans is 99 miles (159km). Of course, the notoriously confusing roads the Cumbrians have designed to ‘trap’ tourists into the Lake District mean that they will have to suffer some of their own medicine for this trip south. 

The car/bus journey, barring any road works or detours (we believe in miracles), should take on average just shy of 2 hours. For those with extra time to spare, there is the train, which should take 2 hours and 43 minutes to get you to Blackpool. 

Blackpool vs Carlisle: Tickets

Tickets for Blackpool vs Carlisle are available to purchase right up until kick-off time and there are still plenty of tickets available for sale. The price ranges from £40 to £22 for adults, with many friendly discounts available for seniors and youngsters.

The Blackpool fans, or those Carlisle fans who want to travel separately from the organised away supporters group, can purchase tickets from Blackpool’s Ticket Centre. The Ticket Centre will stay open until kick-off (15:00) on Saturday. For those that want to pre-book their tickets, we advise you to either call or email the Ticket Centre: 01253 599745 or [email protected]

Carlisle fans have been allocated 1,997 tickets for this game. Those have been sold with priority to the season ticket holders via the Pioneer ticket office. The allocation of those tickets has already been completed.

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FAQs: Blackpool vs Carlisle

  • Who is the referee? Lewis Smith, a ref known for the ease with which he dishes out cautions, will be the main official for this match. 
  • When was the last league meeting between the teams? It was back in 2017 in League Two. Blackpool won 4-1 away on that occasion. 
  • How many away league wins do Carlisle have this season?  Carlisle have won just 1 of their 9 away league games so far (D2 L6).

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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