Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers – Betting Tip
Liverpool to win 2-0, Liverpool are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League this calender year however when it comes to cup football form goes out the door with the best team over the 90 minutes going through.
On paper Liverpool should win and win comfortably against Blackburn,a team that’s been on a mini-slump of form in the championship.
They are undoubtedly the most inform team in English football at the moment and they ready themselves for its next challenge as they look set to host Blackburn Rovers in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.
Liverpool come into his match on the back of a impressive 2-0 win over Premier league strugglers Burnley on Thursday with goals from Vice Captain Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge.
Since Christmas Liverpool they have been in stunning form winning picking up 29 points from a possible 33 points in the league during that period.
There only two defeats in any competition during that period were League Cup semi-final 2nd leg loss to Chelsea and Europa League round of 32 2nd leg defeat versus Besiktas.
There progress in the FA Cup has been a Topsy-turvy one. They narrowly squeezed past minnows AFC Wimbledon in the 3rd round thanks to a brace from Captain Steven Gerrard.
The needed a replay to beat Championship team Bolton in the 4th round and narrowly won the tie thanks to a second half injury time stunner from Coutinho.
The 5th round was a comparatively easy 2-1 win over fellow Premier League rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Liverpool will be looking for none other than a victory here and a win will book Liverpool’s first trip to Wembley this season.
Liverpool has reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup 23 times and have won it a total of seven times. No one will forget how Liverpool won the competition last time back in 2006.
The iconic Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is fit again to play for Liverpool but has fight to get back into the team according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The team had been doing well in Gerrard’s absence and Rodgers doesn’t want to alter the winning combination.
What he’s saying maybe true but he could have said this privately to Gerrard rather than making a public statement which was utterly disrespectful to the Kop legend. Mamadou Sakho is also fit again for Liverpool and will most probably make the starting 11.
Blackburn come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship on Wednesday. However there recent run of form in the championship has been far from good winning just one of their last 5 matches (3 Draws and 1 Loss).
In the FA Cup however Blackburn have a different team all together. They beat Charlton 2-1 in the 3rd round after which they went on to upset Premier League opponents Swansea City and Stoke City 3-1 and 4-1 in the 4th and 5th round respectively.
Blackburn has reached the Semi-finals of the FA Cup on 17 different occasions with the last time being in the 2006/07 season. Blackburn has won the competition a total of 6 times with the last one coming in 1928.
Blackburn Striker Joshua King who scored a hat-trick during the 5th round win over Stoke City is set to miss the game with a hamstring injury.
The last time these two teams meet in this competition was way back in the 1999/00 season when they upset the Merseyside giants 1-0 in the 4th round with Nathan Blake scoring the sole goal.
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