Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers 03/08/2015 FA Cup Preview, Odds and Prediction
Blackburn Rovers vs Liverpool
Sunday 8th March 2015 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Liverpool Draw Blackburn Rovers See the Latest Odds
Liverpool look to reach the semi final of the FA Cup when they take on Blackburn Rovers at Anfield on Sunday. Liverpool have come back to life and are having a terrific run mid season. Daniel Sturridge's return has been a catalyst and Couthino , Henderson, Lallana have all found their top form which has pushed Liverpool up the league table and into the quarter final of the FA Cup. Brendan Rodgers has come up with the right balance in the big games and Liverpool's wins over Manchester City and Tottenham have left them in pole position to fight for a Champions League spot come the end of the season.
Blackburn Rovers have absolutely nothing to lose now as they face into a trip to Anfield. Blackburn will be rank outsiders here but the midlands club have played well of late and have only lost one of their last seven games. In addition Blackburn have accounted for two Premier League clubs in the last two rounds beating Swansea and Stoke City. Both of those games were at home in Ewood Park though and were against teams that were down to 10 men as both Swansea and Stoke had men sent off before halftime. Blackburn have two quality strikers though in Gustede and Rhodes and if they create chances then they will take them.
The FA Cup is a terrific competition and there is a certain amount of magic about the Cup as it progresses. This game represents all that is good in the competition in that the underdog Rovers has nothing to lose here and could well spring a surprise. But with how well Liverpool have being playing it is very hard to bet against the reds right now. I am going to take both teams to score here as I think we should have a cracking cup tie.