Just wondering if anyone has any advice on this matchup. I know it’s supposedly about even but I seem to lose against Blankas even if I can beat the same player with whoever else they might pick. It’s like the instant Blanka steps into the ring my game falls apart, so I was just looking for some advice. Not sure if I’m just falling for shenanigans but my win record vs. Blanka sucks…I literally do better against Akumas. Main issues -
-Can’t really throw Sonic Booms safely because he can just slide on reaction, but if I don’t then he gets in and starts trying to cross me up
-My normal anti-airs (C.HP, air throws, and the occasional flashkick) seem to be beaten out (or, best case, trade) with his jHK, so can barely even crouch safely
-Blanka balls are pretty hard to punish in general
-Can hardly do anything safely if he has an ultra
-Try to on offense and I’m liable to get electricity’d
-I still get caught by that stupid trick where he whiffs a blanka ball on purpose and then throws me right after…I know you can just backdash but I always seem to get caught off guard by it
Just looking to see how other people tend to approach this matchup. Kinda frustrating for me to be free for one character. Maybe I should use focus attacks more…?