Anfield not happy hunting ground for Blackburn this time
Liverpool is on a roll in domestic competitions – one will not go on about its UEFA Europa League misadventure – and it is the best bet on the combined English Premier League and English FA Cup coupon at odds of 1.33Bet €100 to win €13333/100Bet £100 to win £133-303Bet $100 to win $1330.33Bet HK$100 to win HK$133-3.03Bet Rp100 to win Rp1330.3300Bet RM100 to win RM133 with Betfred and Ladbrokes to beat Blackburn on Sunday.
Blackburn’s great rival, Burnley, had no answer to Liverpool in the English Premier League at Anfield on Wednesday and, now that Reds manager Brendan Rodgers have worked out how best to use his squad of players, his job is safe again.
Rodgers is yet to win a piece of silverware as Liverpool boss so one cannot see him fielding anything less than a strong Reds team even though Blackburn is 10th in the English Championship and, therefore, 25 places separate the English FA Cup quarter-finalists on the English pyramid.
Blackburn fans have happy memories of Anfield because it was where Rovers clinched their one English Premier League title in 1995. But Blackburn’s English Championship away record is the 12th best in the second division, with its finest road result being its 3-1 win at ninth-placed Nottingham Forest.
Imperative for beating Liverpool at Anfield is an excellent defence and Blackburn fails on that score – Rovers have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 matches across all competitions and that blank was in a 0-0 draw. Liverpool’s odds are short but bookmakers are right on the money.
Still in the English FA Cup and one is keen to take a punt on Arsenal knocking out Manchester United at Old Trafford because the Red Devils are not playing well no matter what the form book says and, besides, the Gunners have won more games than their last-eight opponents in recent weeks.
Arsenal and Manchester United have met once this season and the result of their English Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium was a travesty of justice. Arsenal lost 1-2 to Manchester United when the Gunners deserved to beat the Red Devils by a couple of goals on the balance of play.
Old Trafford being the venue for Monday’s English FA Cup tie is what makes one interested in backing Arsenal. First, the pressure will be on Manchester United to force the pace and that should enable Arsenal to hit the Red Devils with speed on the break, which is its best tactic. And second, Arsenal playing away from home means that Coral are quoting the Gunners at the juicy odds of 3.25Bet €100 to win €3259/4Bet £100 to win £325+225Bet $100 to win $3252.25Bet HK$100 to win HK$3252.25Bet Rp100 to win Rp325-0.4444Bet RM100 to win RM325 with Boylesports for a road victory.
Switching to the English Premier League and Tottenham is a fair bet at odds of 1.87Bet €100 to win €18787/100Bet £100 to win £187-115Bet $100 to win $1870.87Bet HK$100 to win HK$187-1.15Bet Rp100 to win Rp1870.8700Bet RM100 to win RM187 with Boylesports to get the better of Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday.
Harry Redknapp walked away from Queens Park Rangers at the right time because the Hoops, back in the English Premier League relegation zone as a consequence of Aston Villa’s derby defeat of West Bromwich, are looking increasingly likely to slide back into the English Championship. Queens Park Rangers has lost six of its seven English Premier League matches since a disinterested Hoops side lost 0-3 versus third-tier Sheffield United in the English FA Cup, a result we tipped at 5.50Bet €100 to win €5509/2Bet £100 to win £550+450Bet $100 to win $5504.50Bet HK$100 to win HK$5504.50Bet Rp100 to win Rp550-0.2222Bet RM100 to win RM550.
With regards to exotic bets, the pick is under two and a half goals in the English FA Cup clash between Aston Villa and West Bromwich on Saturday. One was enthusiastic about backing under two and a half goals in Tuesday’s English Premier League game between the local rivals and it took a stoppage-time Christian Benteke penalty kick to deny one. Ladbrokes can expect to business at its top odds of 1.65Bet €100 to win €16513/20Bet £100 to win £165-154Bet $100 to win $1650.65Bet HK$100 to win HK$165-1.54Bet Rp100 to win Rp1650.6500Bet RM100 to win RM165.
Liverpool to beat Blackburn
8th March 16:00 GMT
Odds: 1.50Bet €100 to win €1501/2Bet £100 to win £150-200Bet $100 to win $1500.50Bet HK$100 to win HK$150-2.00Bet Rp100 to win Rp1500.5000Bet RM100 to win RM150
Where to Bet: Betfred, Ladbrokes
Arsenal to beat Man Utd
9th March 19:45 GMT
Odds: 3.25Bet €100 to win €3259/4Bet £100 to win £325+225Bet $100 to win $3252.25Bet HK$100 to win HK$3252.25Bet Rp100 to win Rp325-0.4444Bet RM100 to win RM325
Where to Bet: Boylesports
Tottenham to beat QPR
7th March 15:00 GMT
Odds: 1.87Bet €100 to win €18787/100Bet £100 to win £187-115Bet $100 to win $1870.87Bet HK$100 to win HK$187-1.15Bet Rp100 to win Rp1870.8700Bet RM100 to win RM187
Where to Bet: Boylesports
- Blackburn Rovers
- FA Cup
- Harry Redknapp
- Loftus Road
- Red Devils