Liverpool vs Blackburn Betting Tip and Prediction. In the first leg of 1/4 finals in FA Cup Liverpool host Blackburn at Anfield.
Liverpool stand at the 5th position in Premier League and their main goal is to finish at the top 4 and qualify in the UEFA Champions League next season. They failed to qualify in the 1/8 finals of Europa League and they have some theoretical chances to win the title in Premier league, so the FA Cup could be their chance to lift some trophy this season.
Liverpool play very good – in the last 10 matches in all competitions they have managed to win 8 times and without any doubt they are big favorite to qualify in the semi-finals.
For this match they have almost full squad available. Some players who didn’t play too much this season, such as Lucas Leiva (14/0 m), John Flanagan (0/0 d), Bradley Jones (3/0 g), José Enrique (4/0 d) and Jordon Ibe (5/0 m) are all out.
Blackburn stand at the middle of the table in Championship. They have small chances to promote in the best football league in England, while on the other side they are far from the relegation zone, so the match against team from Premier league could be a good chance to make some good result this season. It’s hard to believe that they can make a miracle and beat Liverpool at Anfield, but they have nothing to lose and for sure they will be fully motivated for this game.
Blackburn Rovers will be without Josh King (14/1 f), Shane Duffy (19/1 d), Jason Lowe (12/0 m), David Dunn (8/0 m) and Jay Spearing (8/0 m), while two very important defenders Grant Hanley (31/1 d) and Alex Baptiste (28/3 d) are both doubtful and if these two players wouldn’t be able to play the visitors could be in big problems.
As I wrote above, Liverpool is a big favorite and they shouldn’t have many problems to beat them. However, I expect an open football at Anfield between Liverpool vs Blackburn and at least three goals.