With four of the Premier League’s top six in FA Cup action over the course of the weekend, Liverpool and Tottenham have a great opportunity to strengthen their respective positions as they lock horns at Anfield.
The hosts are in buoyant mood coming in to the clash, having won their last three in all competitions while Spurs are arguably in even better shape, arriving on Merseyside on the back of a dozen-match unbeaten run in the league and the pair’s form will undoubtedly encourage punters to back the draw at 3/1 with bet365.
In light of the recent scintillating performances of Andre Villas-Boas’ charges their odds are a touch surprising, especially as Liverpool have lost to an out-of-form West Brom and struggling Aston Villa in their last six home fixtures.
Moreover, the form of Gareth Bale is reason in itself to fancy Tottenham who are 5/1 with Paddy Power to shade it by a one-goal margin. The Welsh attacker has racked up eleven goals in nine games in all competitions and he would’ve been worth backing at 2/1 to notch at any time but his midweek header against Inter means those odds came down to a slightly less attractive 13/8 at best via Paddy Power[/afflink.
He's also 6/1 courtesy of [afflink label="BetVictor" title=""]BetVictor to break the deadlock but Liverpool front man Luis Suarez (9/2, Hills) is way too big a threat to make that viable. Subsequently a modest interest at 2/1 with BetVictor for the two to contribute more than one goal between them could be the way forward.