Liverpool will try to advance to the semifinals of the FA Cup for the second time since 2012 when they face Blackburn Rovers on Sunday, March 8 in Anfield at 16:00. The Reds are favorites to win this game at home in the FA Cup Odds Liverpool v Blackburn. They are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 1.3 while the Rovers are with 13.0, and the draw is with 5.75.
These teams have met 11 times in the FA Cup and Liverpool have a slight advantage with five wins and two draws. It will be the first time they face in this tournament since 2000, when Blackburn surprised at Anfield and won 1-0 with a goal by Nathan Blake with six minutes from the final whistle.
The last victory of the Reds in a FA Cup match against the Rovers was at home in 1991. The team led by Brendan Rodgers dominates the series with 62 wins and 42 draws in 143 matches played in all competitions.
Blackburn have won none of their last 11 trips to Anfield since their last victory in January 2000, which was also the last time they met in the FA Cup. Their last two goals at Anfield were own goals by Liverpool players.
Liverpool, who have progressed on 15 of the last 16 occasions they have reached the quarterfinals, are listed with 3.0 FA Cup Betting Odds to win this game by three or more goals and with 3.8 to it by only one. The Rovers’ victory by the minimum difference is rated at 14.0, and the score draw is with 8.0.
The Reds have kept only three clean sheets in their last 20 FA Cup games. However, they are rated at 1.83 Odds to finish this game with no goals allowed.
Liverpool come into this game with only one defeat in their last 21 games in all competitions. Last week, they were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after falling 1-0 to Besiktas in Turkey.
Blackburn have won only one of their last five games and in the English Championship they are in tenth place in the standings with 48 points. As visitors, they have been able to win only four of the 18 games they have played, accepting 26 goals.
The Reds have won the tournament seven times, but the last time they did it was in 2006. Three years ago they reached the final but lost 2-1 to Chelsea with goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba. For this edition, they are the favorites to lift the cup and are listed with 3.0 Odds.
The Rovers have six FA Cup titles but the most recent was 87 years ago. The last time they played a final was in 1960, when they fell 3-0 to the Wolverhampton Wanderers. Two years ago they were in the quarterfinals but were eliminated by Millwall at home.
English striker Daniel Sturridge, who has scored 10 goals in his last 12 FA Cup starts, is the favorite to get the first in this game and is listed with 4.33 Odds. He is followed by Mario Balotelli and Raheem Sterling with 5.5.
Liverpool should have no trouble winning this game at home and continue their hot streak. In the semifinals, they will face the winner of the match between Bradford City and Reading.