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Sheffield Wednesday v Blackpool
Carling Cup
KO 19:45, Sky Sports 1


(Max last 10 only)
09 Feb 2010 Championship Sheffield Wednesday2-0 Blackpool            
19 Jan 2010 Championship Blackpool 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday             
26 Dec 2008 Championship Sheffield Wednesday1-1 Blackpool           
25 Nov 2008 Championship Blackpool 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday            
19 Apr 2008 Championship Blackpool 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday            
27 Oct 2007 Championship Sheffield Wednesday2-1 Blackpool           
12 Mar 2005 League One Sheffield Wednesday3-2 Blackpool           
10 Aug 2004 League One Blackpool 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday            
17 Apr 2004 Division Two Blackpool 4-1 Sheffield Wednesday            
25 Feb 2004 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Blackpool


Blackpool make the trip to Sheffield Wednesday this evening looking to avoid an upset and progress through to the Carling Cup second round. Ian Holloway’s side got off to a great start in the Championship with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Hull last week.

It’s always tricky for relegated clubs from the Premier League to adapt to life in the Championship, but it looks as if things are progressing well for the Tangerines so far. The difficulty here is that Blackpool have a home game against Peterborough on Sunday, so the manager might well be inclined to rotate the squad significantly.

As we saw in last year’s Carling Cup, Holloway doesn’t take the competition too seriously after he started with a string of reserves and were consequently beaten 4-3 by League One outfit MK Dons.

Sheffield Wednesday got their League One season underway with an impressive 2-0 win over Rochdale at home. The hosts never really threatened the play-off places last term and that was largely because of some poor results at Hillsborough.

However, Wednesday have had a good record on their own turf against the Tangerines and it’s unlikely that Holloway will send out his best starting XI with an important league game on Sunday. With that in mind, the value lies with the home side and I would back them to win at around 2.8 on the ‘Daq’.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Back Sheffield Wednesday at around 2.8: 4 points
Wednesday’s Return: +4.80