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West Brom v Liverpool League Cup Betting Odds, Preview and Predictions

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West Brom V Liverpool League Cup The Baggies have already scored a big win over Liverpool this season and they may not make too bad of a shot to have a crack at the League Cup this season. West Brom have had a pretty solid start to the season, including the 3-0 win over Liverpool on the opening weekend of the season. But for Liverpool, their miserable run of form continues, with only a dramatic 5-3 away win over Young Boys providing a win in their last six matches in all competitions. It has been a rough introduction for Brendan Rodgers are Anfield and those old problems on not being clinical enough in front of goal are haunting them badly already this season. Will the Reds be able to find some relief from the pressures of the Premier League at the Hawthorns on Wednesday night? West Brom v Liverpool League Cup Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365: Liverpool 7/5, West Brom 19/10, Draw 23/10 Verdict: The Reds still are going as slight favourites in this one, despite their run of form and despite getting thumped at the Hawthorns already this season. What does that mean? There is great value in back the Baggies. Liverpool are still without a Premier League win this season and have just two draws to their name. There have been glimpses of the Rodgers style creeping into Liverpool's play and they pretty much dominated their match against Man United on the weekend, but all that was missing was a finishing touch. They are very limited up front and while many of their man stars will be rested for this one, will their lack of any real depth show them up in the league cup as well? As for West Brom, on loan striker Romelu Lukaku struck a winner on his first start for the Baggies this season and unlike Liverpool, West Brom have plenty of options to call upon to lead the line. West Brom look a very settled side, they look strong and very well organised and will naturally be expecting to deliver another blow to Liverpool at the Hawthorns here. At the end of the day, West Brom may be taking this a bit more seriously than the Reds and that could give them the edge, that and having more fire-power of course. Head to Head: Liverpool have a strong head to head lead against the Baggies, winning 63 times to West Brom's 37, with 38 draws in all competitions. However, the tide may have been turning lately, as the Baggies have won the last two against the Reds, taking a win at Anfield last April in the league. That equates to three wins in the last four meetings between the two sides for West Brom now. Interestingly though, there have traded blows at the Hawthorns with two wins apiece in the last four. Online bookmaker promotion: Popular bookmaker Bet365 provide good coverage on all of your football betting with their 0-0 Bore Draw Special. If a match listed in their extensive sports book ends in a 0-0 draw, then the bookie will refund all losing bets placed on the Correct Score, Scorecast and Half Time/Full Time markets on that game. This applies to pre-match bets only but online bookmaker Bet365 offer great match betting options through their live in play service and also offer a free £200 bet for new customers registering an account with them.

Sunderland v Liverpool Betting Odds and Money Back Special

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Sunderland v Liverpool betting looks as if it is a match which is going to provide some drama this weekend as both side looks to record their first wins of the season. It has been a rough start to the Anfield career of Brendan Rodgers as his side have tumbled to two defeats and a draw, and start the weekend third from bottom in the Premier League. Sunderland, as usual, do things in their organised and pragmatic way, and have recorded two wins for the season. With Liverpool failing to win on their last three trips to the Stadium of Light and this is going to be a high pressure game for the visiting Reds. Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill has wisely drafted in Scottish striker Steven Fletcher, who made an immediate impact at the club when he struck a brace on his d√©but for them in a 2-2 draw with Swansea. Sunderland v Liverpool Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power Liverpool 6/5, Sunderland 12/5, Draw 23/10 Putting the ball in the back of the net is Sunderland's big issue, and the Black Cats have failed to score in four of their last six home matches in the league against Liverpool. Will Fletcher be the difference on the day, can he turn around the fortunes of Sunderland who have drawn seven and lost three of their last ten Premier League matches? Liverpool themselves have won just four of their last eighteen (W4 D1 L11). A win for either side on Sunday, would relieve some pressure and there could be a big midfield battle going on. Sunderland have had the fewest shots per game in the league this season, and Liverpool have the lowest shooting accuracy Online bookmaker Paddy Power are offering a Money Back Special for Sunderland v Liverpool betting. If there is a red card in the match, then the betting site will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast bets placed on the match. Online bookmaker Paddy Power offer a free ¬£50 bet for new customers registering an account with them, as they will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet.    

Hearts v Liverpool Europa League Betting Odds and Preview

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A touch of a battle of Britain will commence on Thursday night in Scotland, as Liverpool head north of the border to take on Hearts in the Europa League. Things started well this season for Brendan Rodgers at Anfield, as he saw his side ease past FC Gomel in the third qualification round and now have a shot at the play-offs to get into the group stage. Liverpool stated that European competition was important for them this season, and it could be a welcome break already from the Premier League after the nightmare they suffered on the weekend. The Reds crashed to a 3-0 defeat at The Hawthorns against West Brom in their opening match, being reduced to ten men with a red card shown to Daniel Agger. Without Agger being sent off, Liverpool still looked second best to a very enterprising and hard working West Bromwich Albion side. Liverpool did have the lions share of possession, as expected under Rodgers, but the same problem which they suffered from last season, the failure to convert chances haunted them again. They could have been comfortable in the first half, but were wasteful. They are looking as if they are going to rely too heavily on Luis Suarez again this season and the defeat was a big wake-up call. Naturally there is going to be a bit of a transition period as Rodgers implements his style and gets new players settled in. Despite their heavy loss, they do still start as heavy favourites against Hearts. Hearts have made a steady start to the new Scottish Premier League season, picking up a win and two draws. Hearts boss John McGlynn will have been a disappointed man on the weekend as well after seeing his side two goals up against ten man Inverness. But the they threw it away, conceding a penatly then a late equaliser in stoppage time. Early days for both clubs of course, but Hearts v Liverpool betting does pose some interesting questions. How will Liverpool respond to their performance on the weekend? How will Brendan Rodgers handle this? Will he keep first team players back? Will Hearts be up for the challenge of claiming a big scalp? Rememberer this is over two legs and the men in maroon will want to get something on the board and should take the initiative. Liverpool may be happy enough with a draw to take back to Anfield. Hearts v Liverpool Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365 Liverpool 4/9, Draw 16/5, Hearts 13/2 Online bookmaker Bet356 offer a free £200 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first deposit on a new account, with a 100% bonus. This means that on your new Bet365 account, you can get £200 worth of free bets, as they match your initial deposit. Bet365 provide superb football betting coverage through their live in play services, and are one of the most highly recommended online bookmakers available.

West Brom v Liverpool Betting Odds, Tips and Preview

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West Brom V Liverpool The Baggies surprisingly installed the inexperienced Steve Clarke as their new manager, while Liverpool went with one of the up and rising stars of the managerial world, Brendan Rodgers. Both were mid-table finishers last season in the Premier League, so a strong start would only breed confidence. West Brom v Liverpool Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet Victor: Liverpool 10/11, Draw 13/5, West Brom 3/1 Verdict: A draw may not be too far out of the picture here. Liverpool have drawn their last two opening day fixtures in the Premier League. With the new managers in place, new systems will have to be learnt and the Baggies will be happier that this one is at home to start the season off. Neither side were high scorers last season and with West Brom looking pretty confident through the pre-season while Liverpool were still struggling for goals, there could be a point in this for the home side. Liverpool though have a decent record at the Hawthorns and the Baggies may not have enough up front to grab all three, so a Liverpool -0.75 Asian Handicap for 23/20 at Bet Victor could be good value at the end of the day. Stat Attack:
  • Liverpool had the worst chance-conversion rate of the entire Premier League last season
  • West Brom conceded the fewest headed goals during their previous campaign
  • Liverpool hit the woodwork 33 times during the Premier League season last season
  • The Baggies conceded the most penalty in the 2011/12 EPL season (9)
Head to Head: Even as the away side, Liverpool have the supremacy in this head to head battle. They have won on 40% of their visits to the Hawthorns (from 70 matches). West Brom have won 34% of their home games against Liverpool. Since their return to the Premier League, West Brom have struggled badly against Liverpool at home. In seven meetings the Baggies have recorded just one win against the Reds on home soil. They have scored only two and conceded 20 in that run of games. So looking at the stats, Liverpool should pick up three points. Online bookmaker promotion: Bet Victor have an opening weekend promotion running for your football betting. With online bookmaker Bet Victor you can get yourself a free treble bet. Just head to the bookie and place a treble on the opening weekend of the EPL and then you will get a FREE Treble to use on the following week's Premier League matches. So a great chance to pick yourself up a free bet. Online bookmaker Bet Victor offer a free ¬£25 bet for new customers registering an account, as they will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet. The highly rated bookie provides superb coverage of live betting with their in-play service. West Brom v Liverpool Betting Preview: New managers for both of these sides and Steve Clarke will be the one under less pressure. The former Liverpool assistant manager gets his big chance to shine in full control, and things have gone pretty solidly though pre-season, but mostly playing against lower tiered English sides. The Baggies have grabbed a couple of important signings, notably Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea. The big Belgian striker is looking to prove himself at the highest standard and will have to challenge his way into the side alongside the likes of Peter Odemwingie, Shane Long, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Zoltan Gera. There is quite a well balanced looking side at the Hawthorns and they played some quite neat football last season under Roy Hodgson, at least during the second half of the campaign. What will Clarke bring new to the table? Starting to overturn some poor Premier League history against Liverpool would help. New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has to get his side settled quickly, so that they are not trying to play catch up to the top clubs. He has mostly been working with his youngsters and fringe players during the off-season, and while he guided the Reds through a comfortable Europa League qualifier, they still look as if they are going to have to work hard for goals. Lack of goals hurt the Reds last time, but Rodgers has been proactive in bolstering the Reds' squad. In has come Joe Allen from his former club Swansea and have snapped up winger Oussama Assaidi. He is also chasing a couple more midfielders on loan. Liverpool were fine in possession last season, they didn't have the patience from the midfielder to carve open clinical chances. So Rodgers will address that, making Liverpool are more intelligent passing and moving side. They will be looking for a strong start and need Luis Suarez in top form early on.  

Tottenham v Liverpool Friendly Betting Odds – July 28th, 2012

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Tottenham v Liverpool betting sees the two Premier League sides pull together for an interesting friendly ahead of the new season. Spurs' Gareth Bale has been hitting the news headlines after pulling out of the London 2012 Olympics because of a back injury. This prompted FIFA boss Sepp Blatter to issue a warning that players playing for their clubs during the Olympics after dropping out of the Olympic squad, could face a ban. Bale was originally selected for Team GB, but then pulled out because of injury, but the Welsh winger put in a performance for Spurs against the LA Galaxy during midweek. It would all be down to the FA complaining about it, which they don't seem too likely to do. So it was Bale's goal for Spurs that earned a point in their game against the MLS side. Bale had put Spurs ahead, but they couldn't hold out. New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas saw Rafael van der Vaart and Kyle Walker pick up injuries, but it wasn't a bad outing for Spurs, not bad, but they did spend quite a bit of time on the back foot, even though they had the better of early chances. There may not be too much derivation from the Spurs of last season to this, and now they move on to their next match, a game in Baltimore to face Liverpool. They are still without unsettled midfielder Luka Modric, who Villas-Boas is unhappy with for not showing for the pre-season Tour and who has had to train with the reserve side. The Reds are embroiled in transfer rumours at the moment, with Andy Carroll getting big interest from West Ham, while Brendan Rodgers has been accused of breaking an agreement with former club Swansea in making an approach for midfielder Joe Allen. Liverpool have a couple of pre-season matches under their belt and they haven't picked up a win yet. Granted, they haven't had a lot of their first team players around in their 1-1 draw with FC Toronto, and then a 2-1 defeat against Roma. The general lack of experience throughout the Liverpool side didn't help them get into the game at all, and it was a comfortable ride for Roma until Charlie Adam, trying to prove his value at the club, pulled one back. So not too much to be taken by their encounters so far. Rodgers was joined by players who were at the Euro 2012 Championships earlier in the week and will probably get a run out against Spurs. Liverpool have a Europa League qualifying match coming up, which Liverpool will be targeting more. That is against Gomel on Thursday, August 2nd. The outcome of this pre-season friendly in Tottenham v Liverpool betting will all be down to how Liverpool treat the game and whether or not they put in more experienced players. Spurs probably just have a little more talent and game changers in their line up to start with. Tottenham v Liverpool betting odds at online bookmaker Bet365 Spurs 6/4, Liverpool 8/5, Draw 9/4 Online bookmaker Bet356 offer a free £200 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first deposit on a new account, with a 100% bonus. This means that on your new Bet365 account, you can get £200 worth of free bets, as they match your initial deposit. Bet365 provide superb football betting coverage through their live in play services, and are one of the most highly recommended online bookmakers available.

Get a Free Europa League Final Bet with a wager on the FA Cup Final

Correct Score bets can be tough to call at the best of times, but there is always great value in the market. If you have a pre-match Correct Score bet on the FA Cup final, then there is some extra value to be had with online bookmaker Bet Victor. Head to Bet Victor and get a pre-event Correct Score bet down on Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup betting with them, and you will receive a FREE Correct Score bet to use on the Europa League Final. The great thing about this is that it doesn't matter if your FA Cup Final Correct Score bet wins or loses, you will get the Free bet for the Europa League final, between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao regardless. So this is a tremendous value offer from online bookmaker Bet Victor, as they will match the value of your FA Cup Final Correct Stake to give you the free bet on the Europa League final on May 9th. Just for some guidance in your FA Cup Final Correct Score betting, four of the last five finals have been settled with a 1-0 scoreline, and Saturday's showdown between the Blues of Roberto Di Matteo and the Reds of Kenny Dalglish is expected to be a tight affair as well. Chelsea have won two of their last three FA Cup's by a 1-0 scoreline. So that 1-0 Scoreline in Chelsea favour is trading well at 15/2, while a Liverpool 1-0 Correct Score is being offered at 17/2. So great value in the market, and get that bet down before kick off and get yourself a Europa League Cup Final Correct Score bet, absolutely FREE! Popular online bookmaker Bet Victor offer a free £25 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £25!

Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup Final Betting Odds, Tips and Preview

Chelsea Fernando Torres
FA Cup finals have been cagey affairs over the past few years. Four of the last five FA Cup finals have been settled by a 1-0 scoreline. All of the last five have been settled by a one goal winning margin. So that is a trend which is going to probably be worth tracking for Saturday's final when we look at Chelsea v Liverpool betting. Earlier in the Premier League season, Liverpool came away from Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 win, and on paper, it doesn't look as if there is going to be too much to separate the two sides at Wembley. Both head to the FA Cup showcase on the back of league defeats, both have struggled for goals and both have defences which can stand up to a barrage. So who will conquer Wembley? There may not be the prospect of many goals, and this could make the First Goalscorer market even more valuable to you. Online bookmaker BetFred are running their Hat-trick Heaven promotion for the FA Cup Final. Back a successful First Goalscorer in the FA Cup Final, and if that player then goes on to score a second goal of the game, then BetFred will double the value of your initial odds. If that successful First Goalscorer nets an FA Cup Final hat-trick, then you will be paid out at treble your original odds. So great value and coverage, and both Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Chelsea's Fernando Torres have netted a hat-trick for their clubs in the past week or so. Online bookmaker BetFred offer a free ¬£50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of ¬£50. Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup Final Betting Odds at Bet365 Chelsea 7/5, Liverpool 2/1, Draw 9/4 Chelsea suffered a blow in their league campaign to finish fourth, losing at home to Newcastle in midweek. That was just Roberto Di Matteo's second defeat since taking over at Chelsea, and now they need another big Wembley showing to try and add some gloss to the season. The Champions League finalists have realistically seen their league challenge come to a premature end, and so cup glory is all that is left for them. The Blues have won three of the last five FA Cup finals, most recently in 2009/10. So they have had a good recent history and their talismanic striker Didier Drogba has netted in each of those Chelsea triumphs. Drogba is the man for Chelsea at Wembley, that is his play-ground as he has proved many times before. So the big Ivorian is likely to get the start on Saturday over former Liverpool player Fernando Torres. There are still defensive doubts over both centre halves Gary Cahill and David Luiz. >Chelsea have won five and Liverpool four of their FA Cup meetings This is Chelsea's fourth FA Cup final in six seasons and so they have become a very good cup side. However, their recent form against Liverpool has not been good at all. They have now lost the last four straight against the Reds, who are starting to become a bit of a bogey side for the Blues. But after performing so well against Spurs in the semi final, and the massive defensive efforts against Barcelona in the Champions League semi final, it is Chelsea who head to Wembley as favourites. Despite failing in the league, Chelsea are on the brink of a cup double, and it could start with a strong performance against Liverpool. Chelsea were very flat and devoid of ideas against Newcastle in the week going forward, but they will get their veteran heads like Lampard, Cole, Essien and Drogba in from the start most likely. They have the cup pedigree, they have experience to pull this off. Will it be the Chelsea old guard lifting the trophy once more for the Blues? >On the three previous occasions Liverpool have triumphed over rivals Everton in the semi finals, they have gone on to lose the final. As for Liverpool, much has been made of their very poor 2012 in the Premier League, where they have amassed just four wins. The Reds lost at Anfield ahead of the FA Cup final, going down to Fulham 1-0. Boss Kenny Dalglish admittedly made nine changes to the starting line up, as he clearly had more interest in securing a cup double for the season. Liverpool have failed in many departments this season, creativity through the middle of the park, and especially up front. Expensive under-achiever Andy Carroll may get the chance to upstage former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, who has been an expensive under-achiever at Chelsea until recent weeks. Liverpool won't have Charlie Adam, who is out for the rest of the season, but they will look to the massive influence of Steven Gerrard in the middle of the pitch. Up front, the bulk of the responsibility will fall on the shoulders of Luis Suarez, who has the pace and trickery to unlock Chelsea's back four. Liverpool have been defensively sound this season, and they have ground out results, and so the FA Cup final could take a long time for someone to make a breakthrough. It all looks too close to call in Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup final betting, and these are two clubs which are not particularly fond of each other. Luck could also be a huge factor in the outcome of the FA Cup final. Without a shadow of a doubt, Liverpool have been unlucky up front this season, as well as being the creators of their own misfortunes. The Reds have hit the woodwork over 30 times this season, while Chelsea have been saved by the woodwork (most notably Lionel Messi's penalty in the second leg of the Champions League semi final) and goal line clearances. Chelsea have been riding a big wave of luck, including the phantom goal against Spurs in the FA Cup semi final. Will luck run out on the Blues? Are the Reds together as a team and confident enough of taking down the Blues? >Chelsea have outscored opponents 18-3 on the road to the final. Liverpool have outscored opponent 17-5 en route to Wembley.  

Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup Final Betting – Money Back Special

There is a big FA Cup Money Back Special available at popular online bookmaker Paddy Power for Saturday’s big showdown. Chelsea v Liverpool is the big Blues v Reds scenario we have to look forward to for our FA Cup Final betting, as these two rivals go head to head. Both sides have the opportunity to finish the season with a cup double; Liverpool can take the Carling Cup and FA Cup, while Chelsea still have the FA Cup and the Champions League lined up. So it can still be a relatively successful season for both sides, even though they have both suffered disappointing league campaigns this season. This is the first time that Liverpool have been back in the FA Cup final since the the 2005/06 season when they beat West Ham on penalties. Chelsea on the other hand are making their fourth appearance in six seasons in the final. The Blues have won the previous three and it is Roberto Di Matteo's men who start as favourites on the weekend at Wembley. It is expected to be a tight game and therefore victory may fall to an individual piece of brilliance on the day, and while Chelsea will be looking for their big talisman Didier Drogba to come up trumps, Liverpool will be relying on Luis Suarez. Luis Suarez is the focus of the Paddy Power FA Cup Money Back Special. If the Liverpool striker scores at any time during the match, then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Score cast single bets placed on the match. This provides a huge amount of coverage for your Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup final betting, and Suarez netted a hat-trick in the league just a week ago, so is in good form. But can he do it at Wembley? The Paddy Power Money Back special will allow you to dip into the aforementioned markets with coverage on them. In the First Goalscorer Market, Didier Drogba, who has netted in each of the last three FA Cup finals for Chelsea is 7/1 favourite, along with former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez himself. So great value to be found in the market, and all bets will be covered by the Paddy Power special. So too in the Correct Score market, where a 1-1 draw is trading as the favourite option at 5/1, but a 1-0 for Chelsea is value at 13/2, and a Liverpool 1-0 at 15/2. Four of the last five FA Cup Finals have been settled by a 1-0 scoreline. All bets have to be made prior to kick off to qualify, and the maximum limit on this offer is £100 per customer/bet. The offer also only applies to 90 minute betting and not extra time. So great coverage on the FA Cup Final with Paddy Power. The popular bookie offers a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum of £50.

Norwich v Liverpool Betting Odds, Preview and Money Back Special

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Online bookmaker Paddy Power are running a great Money Back Special for Norwich v Liverpool betting. Just three points separate the two sides heading into Saturday's match at Carrow Road, and the home side, under the management of Paul Lambert, would see themselves pulling level with the Reds as a big step for his club in their first Premier League season. It is all a matter of expectations and perspectives of course, because Liverpool are perceived to have had a terrible season, while Norwich, three points back have won a lot of plaudits. But there are clear differences, as Norwich haven't been spending the big money on players like Liverpool have over the past year or so in order to try and win a league title. So can Norwich earn themselves three home points and aim not only for Liverpool, but for a very commendable and well earned top ten finish to the season? Well, if Norwich do happen to win, then Paddy Power have a great money back special running for the game. In Norwich v Liverpool betting, if the Canaries pull out a win, then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast single bets placed on the match. That is a lot of coverage, because Norwich are in decent enough form at home, and Liverpool have been terribly shaky on the road. So if Norwich come up with a win, then bets such as Luis Suarez at 5/1 in the First Goalscorer Market, or a 1-1 Correct Score, or perhaps Andy Carroll at 6/1 as Last Goalscorer, would all be covered in the event of these bets losing. So fantastic coverage for Norwich v Liverpool betting on offer from Paddy Power. Norwich v Liverpool Betting Odds Norwich 3/1, Draw 12/5, Liverpool Evens at Bet365 Paul Lambert's Norwich City have the chance to draw level on points with Liverpool and that has to been seen as some kind of success for a first season in the Premier League. However, Norwich have been stumbling quite a bit lately, including a recent 2-0 away defeat at Blackburn, in which they should have done much better against a weak side. Still, it's been a learning curve and the Canaries need to find a way just to tighten up things at the back at little bit. Their last home match resulted in a 6-1 drubbing by Manchester City, but the Canaries have only lost one of their last four at home now. Plus there was a well earned 1-1 draw at Anfield earlier in the season. Norwich are just a bit hit and miss, they are exciting going forward and will probably attack down the wings and try to get plenty of cross into danger man Grant Holt. A top half of the table finish is a big possibility for Norwich, they just need to raise themselves after a long season to get there. Kenny Dalglish must be wondering why his side just can't get the ball in the net. Thirty times now they have hit the woodwork this season, and missed chances against West Brom at Anfield cost them dearly again last weekend. After dominating the game, the forwards misfired again, wasting chance after chance and then the inevitable counter-punch happened from the Baggies. That left Liverpool with a terrible record of nine defeats in fifteen matches since the turn of the year. The Reds have lost Charlie Adam for the rest of the season, but they do get back Steven Gerrard, who sat out the West Brom defeat. Liverpool have come under fire at home badly lately, but they haven't found any salvation on the road either. On their travels recently, they have lost four of their last five. They did manage three points in their last away game, the tense 3-2 win at Ewood Park against Blackburn. Averaging barely over a goal again isn't enough for a club with such big ambitions. Now it is just about doing all they do in their remaining three games for some credibility, and hope to finish the season with a bang by winning the FA Cup.

Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup Final – May 5th, 2012

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Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup Final betting is what is on the cards for the Wembley showdown for May 5th. Kenny Dalglish's men overcame Merseyside rivals Everton thanks to Andy Carroll's late headed winner. That settled the first of the two semi finals, and then Chelsea conquered Tottenham in the London derby at Wembley on Sunday to book their place alongside the Reds. After their convincing semi final win, Chelsea have been installed as favourite now to win the FA Cup, currently at a market best price of 7/10 at Boylesports, with Liverpool behind at 5/4 with Bet365. Liverpool have already shown their Cup pedigree this season, beating Cardiff in the final of the Carling Cup this season. So, while the Reds have had a hugely disappointing league campaign, they are in line for a good cup double. Chelsea's triumph over Spurs kept their challenge up for both the FA Cup and the Champions league double. Liverpool last won the FA Cup back in the 2005/06 season, when they beat West Ham, while Chelsea have won the cup in three of the last five seasons. So it is Roberto Di Matteo's men who are heading the betting for Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup Final betting.