FM Preview: Blackpool v Manchester United 25 Jan 2011

Last updated : 24 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackpool v Manchester United fixture

Man. Utd. travel to take on Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 17 of the 41 previous games, with the hosts winning just 15.

The last time the two teams met at Blackpool was way back in the black-and-white days of October 1974, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1974/1975Sat 26 AprMan. Utd.4 - 0BlackpoolCHMP
1974/1975Sat 19 OctBlackpool0 - 3Man. Utd.CHMP
1970/1971Sat 01 MayBlackpool1 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
1970/1971Sat 26 SepMan. Utd.1 - 1BlackpoolPREM
1966/1967Sat 25 FebMan. Utd.4 - 0BlackpoolPREM
1966/1967Sat 08 OctBlackpool1 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
1966/1967Wed 14 SepBlackpool5 - 1Man. Utd.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Blackpool have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.

Man. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Red Devils's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Blackpool see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 28 points from their 22 games played so far, Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 48 points from the 22 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.642011314

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. Utd. are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackpool 5 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Man. Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
10 games since last defeat.