Blackpool v Wycombe - Saturday 15:00
Gary Bowyer says Blackpool have to be more clinical in both boxes after watching his new troops snatch a draw from the jaws of victory at Barnet in midweek. The Seasiders were ahead for almost 70 minutes at the Hive but missed a couple of decent opportunities to put the game to bed and paid the ultimate price in stoppage time when John Akinde pounced for the Londoners.
It’s largely the story of Bowyer’s managerial career to date but he openly prioritised impact players over cutting-edge quality with his summer recruitment drive, so can hardly complain. It was the second time in four days that Pool had surrendered a lead on the road, now Bowyer could be subjected to a masterclass in nicking a lead and closing a game out by Gareth Ainsworth.
The former Preston winger has a developed a penchant for smash-and-grab away wins over the past couple of seasons - his away win ratio since August 2014 is 45 per cent - so there’s more than a squeak of value in the 3/1 available on the Chairboys to bag three points at Bloomfield Road.
In addition, you might also want to consider the Wycombe 1-0 and Wycombe 2-0 correct score bets at 10/1 and 20/1 respectively. Combining those two scorelines would have paid out in seven of the Chairboys’ 23 away games last term, while Blackpool presumably still carry remnants of the losing culture that saw them go down 0-1 or 0-2 six times in League One.