Blackburn vs Liverpool Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Blackburn vs Liverpool | Saturday 4 April, 2015 | Ewood Park | 19.45
Blackburn Rovers host Liverpool at Ewood Park in their FA cup quarter-final replay on Wednesday night.
The winner of the tie, which will go to extra time and penalties if necessary, meets Aston Villa in the last four at Wembley Stadium on April 19.
Liverpool have been dealt two huge blows in their hopes of finishing in the top four in the Premier League after defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal, leaving them seven points away from fourth with only seven games left to play of the season.
Brendan Rodgers admits that his side will now be focusing on the opportunity of getting to Wembley as the likelihood of Champions League football being played at Anfield next term is almost impossible.
“I very much doubt we’ll be in the top four now come the end of the season,” he said.
There’s too much ground to make up – that’s the realistic view for me. Now we must really focus on the FA Cup and that’s going to be very, very important for us.”
Liverpool were unbeaten in four games in all competitions, winning three of those games, before back-to-back losses to Manchester United and Arsenal. They have won 9 of their last 13 away games in all competitions.
Gary Bowyer’s side have had a good run in this competition with victories over Swansea and Stoke and an impressive display at Anfield earlier this season. They have however only won one of their last five home games against Liverpool and they have lost two of their last four at Ewood Park against the Reds.
Blackburn are currently facing an injury crisis, with Rudy Gestede, Cris Brown, Simon Eastwood and Chris Taylor all struggling for fitness. Craig Conway, Grant Hanley, Josh King and David Dunn are also side-lined for Wednesday’s game.
Liverpool will be without Steven Gerrard, Martin Skrtel and Emre Can who are all suspended for the match.
Blackburn vs Liverpool Betting Tips
It has been a good FA Cup run for Blackburn, but they only managed one shot on target against Liverpool in the first meeting and we expect the Reds to be going hard to try and get some silverware on the boards this season.