The FA Cup is one of the few competitions in the world which still favors a replay system. If two teams draw any time before the semi-finals, the game is replayed with the original away team as the new hosts. This leads to some teams having packed calendars, as is the case of Liverpool – who have to play minnows Plymouth for the second time in a short interval.
Plymouth vs Liverpool – 18/01/2017
Match Odds At Online Football Betting Sites
Full Time Result: Plymouth 11.00 or 10/1, Draw 6.00 or 5/1, Liverpool 1.30 or 3/10
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.57 or 4/7, Under 2.35 or 27/20
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.95 or 19/20, No 1.80 or 4/5
In the first encounter between the two sides, Plymouth didn’t do very much except defend. They were hoping to catch Liverpool on the break and score a goal, or take advantage of a set play. This will probably be their strategy in the replay as well, although they will play in front of their home fans. Home ground advantage can play a big part in this fixture since the Plymouth defense will be much harder to break for Liverpool.
On the other hand, the Reds have every reason not to be anxious. Despite the fact that Klopp sent on the youngest ever Liverpool squad to play a cup tie, with names like Woodburn, Ojo, Steward, Ejaria or Alexander-Arnold in the first eleven, the team played very well.
They shot 14 times towards the opposition goal and enjoyed 77% possession. Even if Klopp doesn’t opt to change his line-up and still goes with youngsters, Liverpool should win the replay. If players like Sturridge, Firmino or Milner find their way in the first eleven, we might even see a few goals in the process.
Plymouth vs Liverpool Betting Tips
That being said, we clearly favor an away win here, regardless of who will be on the field for Liverpool. If the starting line-up contains more experienced players than the previous game, we recommend going for a handicap victory, or to bet that Liverpool scores at least 2 or 3 goals. Last but not least, we expect the home team to pick up a few yellow cards in this game – at least 3 or 4.
Asian Handicap Full Time: Liverpool -1.5, -2 @ 2.12 or 28/25 with NetBet
Total Team Goals: Liverpool Over 2.5 @ 2.20 or 6/5 with NetBet
English FA Cup Predictions And Betting Tips
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