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Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Live Stream - FA Cup first round clash to go the distance

  • Eastbourne Borough host Blackpool on Sunday
  • The FA Cup first round tie will be played at Priory Lane
  • Eastbourne Borough have drawn 5 of their last 10 home matches
  • Eastbourne Borough have never made it past the FA Cup first round
  • Blackpool have drawn 2 of their last 4 away matches
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Jerry Yates will be a key man for Blackpool (Getty Images)

National League South Eastbourne Borough will look to take the scalp of Blackpool when they host the League One side in the FA Cup first round on Sunday. Eastbourne have never been past the first round, but will this be their year?

Eastbourne Borough Form


Having finished 18th in the National League South last season, Eastbourne have made an encouraging start to this campaign. Danny Bloor's side have won three and drawn one of their five games to sit sixth in the table.

The Sports have won their last two games with 2-1 victories over Hampton & Richmond and then Welling United. Greg Luer and Charley Kendall got the goals in the latest win over Welling.

In their run to the FA Cup first round, Eastbourne have come through three qualifying rounds to set up the clash with Blackpool. They defeated Dorking Wanderers on penalties after a 3-3 draw, were 3-1 winners over Sheppey United and beat 10-man Dulwich Hamlet 1-0 in the fourth qualifying round.

Eastbourne Borough Team News


James Hammond was the hero in the last round with his penalty sending Eastbourne into the hat for the first round draw. 

Captain and forward Charlie Walker got a brace in last week's win over Hampton & Richmond and will be a danger. Player-assistant manager Sergio Torres has FA Cup form having been part of Crawley's run to the fifth round in 2011.

Blackpool Form


After run of just four points from their opening seven games in League One, Blackpool have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes over the last two weeks.

Neil Critchley's tough start as Blackpool boss looks to be behind him after three wins in the last four games.

The run started with a 1-0 win at home against MK Dons. A 1-0 defeat at AFC Wimbledon followed, but Blackpool have won their last two games against Burton (2-1) and Wigan (1-0). 

Forward Jerry Yates was at the double in the win over Burton, while winger Sullay Kaikai got the only goal of the game against Wigan.

Blackpool Team News


Blackpool are without a number of key players with defender Dan Ballard and midfielder Ethan Robson still serving suspensions. Ben Woodburn is unavailable after testing positive for coronavirus.

The injury list includes full-back Luke Garbutt, midfielder Matty Virtue and forward Keshi Anderson. They have been joined by midfielders Oliver Sarkic and MJ Williams.

Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool Head to Head


Eastbourne and Blackpool have never met before.

Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool Odds


Blackpool are 1.57 to win the first round clash with Eastbourne 5.00 outsiders at bet365. The draw is a 4.33 chance of happening at Priory Lane.

Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool Stats


  • Eastbourne Borough have won 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Eastbourne Borough have lost 1 of their 12 home matches (all competitions).
  • Eastbourne Borough have drawn 5 of their last 10 home matches (all competitions).
  • Eastbourne Borough have never made it past the first round (FA Cup).
  • Blackpool have drawn 2 of their last 4 away matches (all competitions).
  • Blackpool have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (League One).

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Where is Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool being played?

Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool is being played at Priory Lane in Eastbourne, England.

When does Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool kick off?

Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool kicks off at 14:30 GMT on Sunday 8 November 2020.

What competition are Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool playing in?

Eastbourne Borough vs Blackpool are playing in the FA Cup First Round.

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Verdict

Eastbourne are a tough side to beat at Priory Lane. Despite Blackpool's improvement in form, their absentee list is growing and the hosts are tipped to hold the League One side.

Best Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @333.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @700.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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