Free football tips for Liverpool v Blackburn in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter final match from expert football tipsters.
Tournament favourites Liverpool welcome Blackburn Rovers to Anfield at 16:00 on Sunday. The match is live on BT Sport and here are some free football betting tips.
Liverpool have really kicked on from what was a thoroughly disappointing start to the campaign that saw them crash out of the title race and the Champions League. Since the turn of the year, Brendon Rodgers' men have been in blistering form in the league and are currently on a twelve match unbeaten run that has included nine victories.
Furthermore, the last few days will have been particularly sweet for The Reds as this included a 2-1 home win over rivals Manchester City. A result that was as impressive as it was deserved. Whilst Brendon Rodgers has to take some credit for changing his team's formation and tactics, it has been the outstanding form of some of his key players that has really shot Liverpool up the league and into FA Cup contention.
Martin Skrtel has been in imperious form in the centre of defence and was particularly impressive against Sergio Aguero at the weekend. Jordan Henderson is revelling in the captain's role in the absence of Steven Gerrard and has scored in his last two games. However, Phillipe Coutinho has emerged as the real star of the show after several eye-catching performances and wonderful goals.
Opponents Blackburn will certainly have their work cut out on Sunday if they are to at least earn a replay against The Reds. Nevertheless, Rovers are an extremely unpredictable team that certainly have a few goals in them. Although their recent form is modest at best, they have picked up four points from their last two away ties at Bournemouth and Sheffield Wednesday.
However, it has been the FA Cup form of the Lancashire side that has been of particular interest this season. Having seen off the likes of Stoke and Swansea in the last two rounds of the competition, there are absolutely no signs that Rovers will be at all overwhelmed facing Premier League opposition. The manner in which they dispatched Stoke at Ewood Park was utterly ruthless and the 4-1 scoreline didn't flatter the Championship side one bit.
Odds for Sunday's clash have Liverpool as heavy favourites at a best price of 1/3. Blackburn are huge outsiders at 12/1, with the draw on offer at 5/1.
It would take a brave person to back anything other than a Liverpool win, but bear in mind that Bolton did manage to take The Reds to a replay in the fourth round, so it may not be as much as a forgone conclusion as expected. Nonetheless, based on their form, I cannot see any other outcome than another home victory. With odds of 1/3 a bit measly, though, have a punt on Liverpool to win and both teams to score at 12/5 with Coral. Although The Reds defence is a lot more watertight these days, Blackburn have the joint highest percentage in the entire football league for matches that see both teams scoring.
Heading over to the goalscoring market, and seeing as the match falls under Betfred's DD/HH, there is a great opportunity to load up on a first goalscorer. It may seem a bit of a cop out, but look no further than Daniel Sturridge at 3/1. The England international should get the nod up front, has scored 10 goals in his last 12 FA Cup starts and also notched midweek against Burnley in the league.
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