Liverpool look to reach another final by progressing in the FA Cup on Sunday at the expense of Brighton. Liverpool are the joint favourites to win this season’s FA Cup having already knocked Man Utd out of the competition and confidence will be high of a big result against Brighton, who Liverpool eliminated from the Carling Cup earlier in the season.
For those not able to go on Sunday, the game will be screened live on ESPN and anyone looking to back Liverpool in this match will be looking at pretty short odds with most bookies offering long odds on, the best odds at the time of writing are just 2/7 which means anyone wanting a return of £100 in this match would have to stake over £77. The bookies can’t see an upset in this fixture with 5/1 generally available on the draw and one bookie going a standout price of 14/1 on Gus Poyet’s Brighton landing a massive shock in this fixture. Anyone looking to back Liverpool at odds bigger than 2/7 may want to look towards the odds on the winning margin, Liverpool to win by exactly one goal is 3/1, exactly two goals is 29/10 and a three goal winning margin is available at 9/2. If you fancy even more than that four or more is 5/1.
Liverpool took on Brighton earlier this season at The Amex and won that match 2-1, that same scoreline again in this match is available at 9/1 if you shop around. Most fans will expect more superiority this time around with home advantage and 2-0 will be popular at 11/2 whilst 3-0 could be the best correct score bet at 7/1. Liverpool have conceded just three goals in the last six league home games so against Championship opposition a clean sheet looks highly likely, Brighton are 8/11 to draw a blank in this match and that could be a cracking bet whilst you can get 10/11 that Liverpool win this to nil.
Luis Suarez got his first goal since his ban last week against Man Utd and should he start here he’d look the most likely goalscorer for Liverpool. Suarez is priced up at just 7/2 to open the scoring in this match and he can also be backed at 10/11 to net at anytime against Brighton. Craig Bellamy is the same price to score at anytime but he is slightly bigger at 4/1 to score the first goal and those same first goalscorer odds apply to Andy Carroll but you can get evens on the big striker scoring at anytime. At slightly bigger odds Dirk Kuyt and Steven Gerrard also appeal, they should both be worth covering to score anytime at 11/8 and 6/5 respectively.
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