Blackpool In Free Fall To Relegation

Blackpool In Free Fall To Relegation

Following yesterday's 5-3 defeat at Goodison Park , Blackpool have conceeded eleven goals in their last three and lost five Premier League games in succession . With seven defeats in their last eight league games the Tangerines appear to be on a one way ticket to the Championship . 

Whilst Ian Holloway's team are playing entertaining attacking football their defence has suddenly developed too many leaks for comfort . After the game a distraught Holloway admitted "To let three goals in with that formation at that time of the game is absolutely devastating after what has happened in previous games."

Blackpool are now 15th in the Premier League just four points above a relegation position and Birmingham City who are currently third from bottom have two games in hand . Blackpool have the Premier League's worst defensive record conceeding forty nine goals in their twenty five games to-date and now face a battle to retain the top tier status gained via the Championship play offs last year . 

Bookmakers have reacted to Blackpool's alarming slump in form by chopping the odds on relegation to a top price of 6/4 available via Ladbrokes . Despite beating Premier League leaders Manchester United , Wolves remain odds on for the drop as do Wigan despite scoring four goals in a derby victory over local rivals Blackburn .  With only six points covering the bottom nine teams the relegation battle this season is more competitive than ever and any team losing consecutive games in the bottom half of the table can find themselves in deep trouble .  



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