Seeley Selections – FA Cup – Blackburn v Liverpool
Blackburn v Liverpool
Anybody who had to endure the first of these clashes between Liverpool and Blackburn will be delighted that it’s taken a month for the sides to meet again in their FA Cup quarter-final replay.
These two played out a boring 0-0 draw exactly a month ago at Anfield and in those four weeks Liverpool fortunes have changed dramatically.
Within a month, Brendan Rodgers side have gone from playing the most entertaining football in the country to a complete car crash which had seen them humiliated by Champions League rivals in their last two matches.
This is a huge game for Rodgers this evening with the FA Cup the Reds’ only chance of any silverware in what will go down as a poor campaign.
The BoyleSports’ punters love Liverpool and get stuck into them at whatever price the football odds compilers stick up but the 8/13 available on them to win this one should come with a public wealth warning.
Liverpool are still without the suspended duo of Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel (don’t know if you’ve heard this but if Liverpool get to the FA Cup final it’s on Gerrard’s birthday) and with injuries to a whole host of key players, this looks to be the perfect time for another shock in an FA Cup competition that has been full of them.
Rovers are 5/1 with BoyleSports to win this return match in 90-minutes and I believe this will be tough, but I couldn’t back the Championship side at those prices; for me the draw looks the best bet at BoyleSports tasty 31/10.
Unlike the first meeting I do expect a few goals tonight and the 10/11 with BoyleSports on both teams scoring looks the best play in the game for me.
Liverpool have big problems at the back without Skrtel and the defensive frailties of Kole Toure were highlighted in the 4-1 thrashing by Arsenal in the Premier League at the weekend.
Since the first meeting Blackburn have scored nine goals in their five games and they will fancy their chances of adding to that total in this one.
With both teams expected to score, an entertaining score draw of 2-2 at 14/1 with BoyleSports is of decent appeal.
Raheem Sterling’s pace looked the only threat Liverpool had to offer against Arsenal, and he was unlucky not to open the scoring at the Emirates on Saturday; he played as a striker at the weekend and I’m expecting him to be employed in a similar role again tonight. The 6/5 with BoyleSports on the England international scoring looks decent as does the 9/2 with on him netting the first.
Both Teams To Score – YES @ 10/11
Draw @ 31/10
Correct Score – 2-2 @ 14/1
Raheem Sterling Anytime Goalscorer @ 6/5
Raheem Sterling First Goalscorer @ 9/2