Blackpool are sitting 23rd in the EFL Championship table, level on points with Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town. The team could suffer relegation if they do not get back on track. Their away form has been one of the main reasons for their struggles this season. Blackpool haven’t been at their best at home, but their recent away struggles have pushed them further down the league table. With 12 matches remaining in the regular season, the Seasiders could find themselves playing in EFL League One next season. We now look at some of the away stats of the team, which show how Blackpool have struggled on their travels.
Blackpool have won seven, drawn ten, and lost 17 matches this season. The team has won three, drawn five, and lost ten matches away from home. Blackpool have struggled to find the back of the net on their travels. The team has 16 goals in 18 games and an xG rate of 1.18 per game. The above pizza chart shows the percentile rank of the team in comparison to other teams in the EFL Championship. Blackpool enjoys high press success and are decent with their xG. They have struggled elsewhere and are ranked below average.
Struggles to find the back of the net
Blackpool scored 11 goals in the first nine matches away from home. The next nine matches only produced five goals and that led to a downfall. Blackpool are winless in their last nine away matches and have only collected two points.
As mentioned earlier, Blackpool have only scored 16 goals on their travels. In the last ten away matches the team has only netted seven goals. They averaged 8.9 shots per match in the last ten games and had an accuracy rate of 24.7%. Although Blackpool players have found space inside the penalty box, they have struggled to convert most of their chances.
On their travels, Blackpool only creates 23.89 positional attacks per match. This lack of numbers has cost them a lot of points.
The team has also struggled to keep the ball and rotate it. They average 281.94 passes away from home with a 76.4% accuracy rate. The above viz shows the progressive passes chart from the last ten games. It can be observed that Blackpool have failed to penetrate the opposition box and that has resulted in fewer chances. Most of the progressive passes have been delivered in the final third, but not into the penalty box.
Blackpool’s defence has conceded 30 goals on the run. In the last ten away matches, they have failed to keep a clean sheet and conceded 18 goals. The above defensive territory shows that Blackpool players have conceded two penalties. Their defence hasn’t been at its best and struggles on both ends of the field have kept them down in the table.
These are the shots faced by Blackpool in their last ten away matches. The team faced 136 shots and 49 were on target. Most of the shots are straight at the keeper have been saved but some of the shots on his left or right have found the back of the net.
As per the 1×2 betting odds, Blackpool’s odds rate will remain high on their travels. They will always have a high odds rate due to their struggles. As per the over/under lines, the team has struggled to score goals and have leaked a few on travels. So expect the over lines to thrive in some of the matches and under lines in matches against teams in the lower half.
Blackpool will look to end their miserable nine match away streak when they face Bristol City next. The team is battling for relegation and will face table-toppers Burnley in their next match. They only have 12 matches to save their season.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine