Seeley’s Selections – AFC Wimbledon v LiverpoolStats
When the FA Cup third round draw was made the tie of the round for me was the re-run of the 1988 FA Cup final between AFC Wimbledon and Liverpool.
The Dons defied the odds on that occasion and this time around they face a much more difficult challenge with BoyleSpors rating them 13/1 no-hopers to upset the odds again in front of the live TV cameras on Monday evening.
Since that glory day back at Wembley in ’88 there has been a lot of sad times at Wimbledon, but this season there is a real feel good atmosphere around Kingsmeadow and Brendan Rodgers’ side won’t relish this trip one little bit.
You might think I’m crazy, but there a lot to like about this gang at BoyleSports 13/1.
Wimbledon are in great form coming into this match, they’ve won four of their last five games and confidence will be sky high on them producing the shock.
In strikers Matt Tubbs and Adebayo Akinfenwa they have THE best striker partnerships in League Two with 20 goals between them and the giant Akinfenwa will cause all kinds of problems for this shaky Liverpool defence.
“The Beast” has already netted eight times in League Two and in a pre-season friendly against Chelsea gave John Terry no end of problems. Akinfenwa is a 14/1 chance with BoyleSports to open the scoring on Monday and 19/5 with BoyleSports just to score at any-time and there are a lot worse bets out there than that.
There is no question that Liverpool should win this one, but with Brendan Rodgers expected to rest key players you wouldn’t want to be getting heavily involved in the 1/4 with BoyleSports. This really isn’t going to be a walk in the park for the Premier League big boys and I like a lot the 23/20 with BoyleSports on the Dons +2 goals.
The time of the first match goal in the game also looks an interesting market with the BoyleSports pitching it at 23 minutes. I really like the 10/11 on the opener being scored after that time, but once the first goal do goes in I expect a few to follow quickly.
Both of these sides have problems defending with both teams scoring in four of the last six home games for the Dons and Liverpool have conceded in 12 of their 14 away games this season. Both teams to score is a market that I will be getting stuck into at BoyleSports offer of 8/11.
The favourite to score the opener is Mario Balotelli and if the Italian starts I think that will increase the changes of an upset. “Super Mario” would have never experienced conditions like this in his professional career and at just 10/3 with BoyleSports to net the opener, I would be more inclined to back him to see red rather than score.
Adebayo Akinfenwa To Score Anytime @ 19/5
AFC Wimbledon + 2 @ 23/20
Both Teams To Score @ 8/11