Sunday Betting | FA Cup Handicap Treble
Thursday 5 January 14:49 Tweet
Liverpool v Plymouth - FA Cup - 13:30
We can’t really go for anything other than a Liverpool win in this one, even if the Reds do rest key players ahead of Wednesday’s crucial EFL Cup Semi-Final at Southampton. Jurgen Klopp’s men have been terrific on home soil all season, and have dropped just four points in draws against West Ham and Man Utd - with the likes of Spurs, Leeds, Leicester, Hull, West Brom, Watford, Sunderland, Stoke and most recently Manchester City have all having lost here this season. Plymouth are in poor form by their standards having lost four of their last eight in League Two having previously won 12 in 14. Even with a weakened side, we’re going for a routine home win with a -2 handicap.
Chelsea v Peterborough - FA Cup - 15:00
This one looks very similar to Liverpool v Plymouth - we just can’t see any possibility for an upset based on how impressive the Premier League side have been this season. Chelsea had won 13 league matches on the bounce until their midweek defeat at in-form Spurs, an impressive run over the last three months which includes seven wins in a row at the Bridge - surely a League One side with just two wins in six can’t dent that superb record? As you’d expect, the home win is extremely short - so you almost have to search for extra value unless you're staking a huge amount on the Blues. Based on Conte's line up against Bristol Rovers in August's EFL Cup tie, in which Pedro, Matic, Moses, Fabregas, Cahill and Ivanovic all started (with substitute appearances for Hazard, Oscar and Terry) - we could see a relatively strong Chelsea side on Sunday, which is why we're backing them to win by at least two clear goals (-2 handicap).
Tottenham v Villa - FA Cup - 16:00
We'd struggle to predict an upset for any Championship side visiting the Lane this weekend, but there's absolutely no way we can do so for an Aston Villa side who have been dreadful away from home for the last 18 months. Two wins from their last 34 away matches in all competitions highlights just how much Villa struggle away from home, so the trip to White Hart Lane - where Spurs have won their last five in the Premier League, won't be easy. Seeing as high flying Chelsea lost 2-0 here on Wednesday night, we'd be very surprised if Steve Bruce's men don't lose by at least the same margin - even with a possibly weakened Spurs side. The -1 handicap takes our pick.