We preview both of the televised FA Cup Third Round games on Sunday, kicking off with Plymouth’s visit to Anfield and followed by Aston Villa’s trip to White Hart Lane.
Liverpool v Plymouth
|Plymouth (+2)||Asian Handicap||7/6||BetVictor|
|Liverpool 1-0||Correct Score||17/2||Sky Bet|
Bookmakers had priced Liverpool up at 1/7 earlier in the week, but news that Jurgen Klopp will rest nearly all of his senior players on Sunday means they have drifted to best odds of 2/11 with Bet365, with the draw available at 15/2 with BetVictor.
And although Liverpool should beat their League Two opposition, we feel that they might not win as comfortably as the betting suggests – especially as Plymouth have conceded just eight goals in their 11 league games on the road so far this season.
So, with Klopp likely to field a number of young players, we recommend backing the underdogs on the Asian Handicap with a 2 goal start of odds of 7/6 with BetVictor.
This way you only lose if the Reds win the match by three clear goals, while we also suggest backing the 1-0 home win at a stand-out price of 17/2 with Sky Bet.
Tottenham v Aston Villa
|Tottenham 2-0||Correct Score||13/2||Unibet|
|Tottenham 3-0||Correct Score||8/1||Bet365|
|Son Heung-Min (ew)||First Goalscorer||9/2||Bet365|
Tottenham have been in tremendous form recently and their midweek 2-0 defeat of Chelsea has seen their Premier League odds cut to 12/1 with most bookmakers.
Meanwhile Aston Villa have been struggling in the Championship this season, having won just 8 of their 25 games – with just 2 of those wins coming away from Villa Park.
The arrival of Steve Bruce in October steadied the ship somewhat, but his side has lost 3 of their last 4 league games on the road, and they currently sit in 12th spot.
All things considered, this has the look of a very comfortable home win, even with an inevitably weakened home side, and we suggest backing 2-0 and 3-0 Spurs wins.
Finally, with Harry Kane certain to be rested, take the best odds of 9/2 with Bet365 for Son Heung-Min to score first each-way (1/4 odds for the ‘place’ – if he scores).