Blackpool vs Huddersfield Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Highflying Huddersfield Town will be hoping to return to winning ways on Tuesday night as they make the trip across the M62 to face Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

Form guide


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The hosts will come into Tuesday's affair brewing with confidence off the back of a surprise victory against Fulham at the weekend, this result seeing Neil Critchley's men record their first win of the season, climbing to 19th in the league standings in the process. A much-needed win after an underwhelming start to life in their first season back in the second-tier.

Huddersfield Town

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Their opponents make the trip to Lancashire bidding to return to winning ways after Stoke City came from behind to defeat Huddersfield 2-1 on Saturday, denying the Terriers what would've been a fourth consecutive league win. 

Team news


Neil Critchley will have to overcome somewhat of an injury crisis on Tuesday evening with no fewer than five first-team players expected to be sidelined for the Tangerines.

The Lancashire outfit are likely to be missing Gary Madine and Matty Virtue, who are both yet to feature this season. While attacking duo Grant Ward and CJ Hamilton are also on the sidelines. 

One player who will be at the disposal of Critchley is 23-year-old Callum Connolly, the former Everton youngster back in the fold after serving a suspension.

Huddersfield Town

Carlos Corberan will still be without Aaron Rowe and Jordan Rhodes for Tuesday's encounter. 

Danny Ward and Rolando Aarons are expected to be available after overcoming problems that prevented the duo from featuring at the weekend, while Levi Colwill and Danel Sinani are expected to return the starting Xl. 

Loanee Mipo Odubeko is in contention to make his full debut for the Terriers, having made a cameo off the bench at the weekend.

Predicted lineups


Maxwell; Lawrence-Gabriel, Ekpiteta, Keogh, Garbutt, Bowler, Dougall, Stewart, Anderson, Lavery, Yates

Huddersfield Town:

Nicholls; Pearson, Lees, Colwill, Thomas, Hogg, O'Brien, Toffolo, Sinani, Odubeko, Koroma

Previous meetings

You have to go back over six years for the last time these two clubs faced off, a game that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons, a period regarded as the worst in the history of Blackpool FC.

The game was abandoned after 48 minutes at 0-0 following a pitch invasion by hundreds of protesting home fans, who congregated in the centre circle to protest against the controversial owners at the time, the Oyston family. 

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Blackpool slightly edges the overall head-to-head record between the two teams, who first did battle all the way back in 1911.

Ones to watch

Josh Bowler

The match-winner for the Seasiders at the weekend, young winger Josh Bowler scored his first goal for Blackpool at the weekend having arrived in the summer and what an important goal it was.

The youngster drove into the Fulham box and fired past Paulo Gazzaniga to clinch a first league win of the season for Blackpool, earning a welcome three points for Neil Critchley and his men.

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Huddersfield must be prepared to come up against a buoyant Bowler, who will be looking to back up his precise performance at the weekend with another strong showing midweek.

Danel Sinani

Huddersfield were without two players over the international break, Levi Colwill and Danel Sinani respectively and head coach Carlos Corberan opted to rest them both for their showdown with Stoke at the weekend.

Sadly, the duo's absence was felt, particularly Sinani's as it felt that Huddersfield didn't quite have enough bite in attack. While he did feature late on off the bench it was too little, too late as Stoke had taken full control of the game and the Luxembourger wasn't able to make the desired impact.

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A return to the starting Xl is expected for Sinani on Tuesday and if he can maintain the form he had going into the international break he could cause Blackpool all sorts of problems on the evening.

How to watch

As it's a midweek clash, both clubs are permitted to stream the game on their respective streaming platforms, with match passes costing £10.