Liverpool will try to get their ticket to the semifinals of the FA Cup when they visit Blackburn Rovers this Wednesday, April 8th in Ewood Park at 19:45. The Reds are favorites to win this game on the road in the FA Cup Odds Blackburn v Liverpool. They are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 1.67 while the Rovers are with 6.0, and the draw is with 4.0.
These teams drew goalless one month ago at Anfield. They have met 12 times in the FA Cup and Liverpool have a slight advantage with five wins and three draws. It is the first time they face in this tournament since 2000, when Blackburn surprised as visitors and won 1-0 with a goal by Nathan Blake with six minutes from the final whistle.
The last victory of the Reds in an FA Cup match against the Rovers was at home in 1991. The team led by Brendan Rodgers dominates the series with 62 wins and 43 draws in 144 matches played in all competitions.
Blackburn have lost only one of their last three games at home against the Reds. They fell 2-1 in 2012, but won 3-1 one year before. This will be the first FA Cup match between these squads at Ewood Park since 1994 when they were defeated 3-1.
They will be looking for their first victory at home against Liverpool in this tournament since 1958, when they advanced to the next round after winning 2-1.
Liverpool, who have progressed on 15 of the last 16 occasions they have reached the quarterfinals, are listed with 3.6 FA Cup Odds to win this game by one goal and with 4.8 to do it by two. The Rovers’ victory by the minimum difference is rated at 7.5, and the score draw is with 5.4.
The Reds have kept only four clean sheets in their last 21 FA Cup games. However, they are rated at 2.3 Odds to finish this game with no goals allowed.
The team led by Brendan Rodgers comes to this game with two consecutive defeats in the Premier League. They lost last weekend on the road 4-1 to Arsenal and are in the fifth place with 54 points, seven away from the Champions League spots for the next season with seven games left to play.
Blackburn won their last match 3-0 against Leeds United in the English Championship, and they are in the tenth place in the standings with 57 points. They have won nine of the 20 games they have played at home in the local tournament, scoring 29 goals and allowing 23.
English striker Daniel Sturridge heads the FA Cup betting Odds to get the first goal in this game, listed with 4.75. He is followed by his teammates Mario Balotelli and Raheem Sterling with 6.5. Sterling transfer latest, said he could be out of the team next season.
The winner of this game will visit Aston Villa on Sunday, April 19th in the semifinals. Reading and Arsenal will play in the other series one day before at Madejski Stadium.
Despite their bad streak in the league, Liverpool will win this game and keep alive their hopes to win the FA Cup for the first time since 2006. They reached the final three years ago but fell against Chelsea 2-1.