Liverpool are strongly fancied to get to the fifth round of the FA Cup at the first attempt, bet365 going 4/11 about a Reds success at Championship Bournemouth in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Boylesports mark 9/1 against a shock at Dean Court, where the Cherries are 9/2 (Betfred) to hold Brendan Rodgers’s side to a draw and for ambitious punters, William Hill price a 2-2 scoreline at 18/1. Despite a disjointed performance against Aston Villa last time out however, Liverpool should be too strong for the hosts and it’s 17/2 with BetVictor for the Reds to edge it 2-1.
Travelling supporters expecting a more comfortable afternoon, can back their team at 10/11 in bet365’s handicaps, when starting a goal behind, it’s 10/1 (Ladbrokes) for a 3-1 away win and Winner.com offer even money about Rodgers’s troops holding a lead at the end of each half.
Predictably, Luis Suarez is Coral’s 9/4 favourite to fire the opening goal but bet365′s 10/3 about Daniel Sturridge notching first might represent better value depending on the personnel selected by Rodgers, who will have half an eye on next week’s Merseyside Derby.
Daniel Sturridge to score first – 10/3 (bet365)