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Where To Put Your Money Against The Scousers

United have a whole host injuries going into their fourth round FA Cup game at Anfield against arch rivals Liverpool, and bookmakers are keen to take them as a result.

They are 2.88 shots with bet365 and without the injury worries that would look a massive price given that they knocked out Man City in the last round and come into this on the back of a win over Arsenall at the Emirates.

But United currently have 11 men on the treatment table, and Wayne Rooney is now a doubt to make the staring XI having not trained all week.

It will certainly be interesting to see who starts, but one things is for sure is that they will face a hostile reception in the wake of the fall-out from Luis Suarez’s eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra.

Both clubs have tried to ease tensions in the build-up to kick-off (12.45pm, Live on ITV1) with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and United boss Sir Alex pleading for calm in the hope that it is the football that takes centre stage.

It’s going to be a cauldron of hate on Merseyside, but the United squad are strong enough mentally not to be fazed by it and are more than capable of serving it up to Dalglish’s men and grinding out a victory.

The stats are certainly good as far as United are concerned. They have beaten their opponents on eight of the last nine occasions they have been drawn against each other in the competition, and have also only lost one of their last 16 FA Cup ties away from home.

Chicharito has scored in both of his visits to Anfield, and looks decent value at 8 with Paddy Power to net the opener.

However Danny Welbeck looked really sharp and dangerous against City and at a standout 8.5 with bet365 looks a huge price and has got to be the punt.

In what promises to be a hard fought and fiery encounter – there have been 6 red cards shown in the last 9 meetings  and four in the last six clashes at Anfield – I am hoping that United will prove too strong for what could be a slightly jaded Liverpool side given their midweek exploits.

The last seven times they have met in the FA Cup, the winning side has won by a single-goal margin so I am going to put up United to win 2-1 as the suggestion for those that like to play the correct score market.

That outcome is a massive looking 13 with Paddy Power, and looks great value given that the majority of other firms offer just 10.




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186 Comments

  1. iced earth says:

    manucho is the top scorer of the can 2012 at the moment with 3 goals in 2 match

  2. James21 says:

    Fibes
    :D
    At least he didn’t challenge us to a drinking contest. I believe he’s not a big drinker anyway. :)

  3. WillieRedNut says:

    Joey T! how could I forget him?

  4. Fibes says:

    iced earth –
    Fergie Fergie sign him up!

  5. smartalex says:

    Ryan Giggs told MUTV:
    “It’s a cup game so we’re going to have more fans there than we would for a league match. We experienced that against City, where the atmosphere was great. You always want to be involved in big games like this because anything can happen. You feel so much better when you come out on top in a game like this, and vice-versa it’s so much worse if you lose one of them. You know what’s at stake and you can’t wait for it. Tackles will be flying in, and there’s always a massive rivalry between the two clubs.

    “It’s one of the games that you’re going to miss when you finish your playing career.”

    On Paul Scholes:
    “It’s great to have him back because he’s great to play with and great to have around the place. You just see him on the training pitch and he just does things that other players simply can’t do.”

    United have played three and won three since Scholes returned to the side.

  6. Fibes says:

    urrgh I just thought of that Argie troll and did a little bit of sick in my mouth

  7. iced earth says:

    after senegal another surprise morocoo out of can 2012,goal in 90+8
    hope watford can do something

  8. CedarsDevil says:

    James

    Hahahaha…… Not something I could ever contest it seems!

  9. Mikekelly12 says:

    Giggs12 & Smartalex
    Glad to hear it fellas. Just had to nip out and drop the mrs off in didsbury! Busy as fuck! Cedars
    What night did we play city when we beat them 5-0 (kanchelskis hat-trick). I’m pretty sure I went to a club 18/30 reunion the following day which I assumed would have been a Saturday, so was that a Friday night?

  10. iced earth says:

    modric off at half time hope he is injured

  11. smartalex says:

    ex AFP

    Scholes denied that his retirement was to get out of a pre-season tour to the United States:
    “Part of it was. I didn’t fancy going to America for three weeks, I know that. No, in all seriousness, I never thought I would miss it as much as I did. Ask any player who has finished, they will all miss it for a period of time. I missed it and decided to give it another go.”

    Scoring against Bolton was an added bonus:
    “It was nice. I hadn’t played for six months, so it was strange being on the pitch again. The first two or three days took a bit of getting used to. But I am back into it now and enjoying every day.”

  12. James21 says:

    Cedars
    I’d like the oppotunity mate. I’ll stick to beer. :) Roll on March.

  13. James21 says:

    M19ke
    I went on a tram full of shitty fans.
    Pretty certain it was a Wednesday.

  14. Mikekelly12 says:

    James & Cedars
    I’m not blowing my own trumpet, but I’ll fancy my chances against the pair of you on the ale!!

  15. CedarsDevil says:

    Mike

    We thrashed them on a Thursday night, which again was weird

  16. Mikekelly12 says:

    Cedars
    I see. I must have booked the Friday off!! I knew it was a weird night.

  17. James21 says:

    M19ke
    Blow your own trumpet mate I aint blowing it for you. :D
    I fancy your chances as well.

    Cedars
    Well done. I remember being there, I was only a member at the time and was well pleased I got a ticket.

  18. CedarsDevil says:

    Mike & James

    We’ll order a couple of bottles of Jose Cuervo and then see who is the last man standing! haha

  19. smartalex says:

    Let’s not abuse our players, aye?

    There’s a new thread up.

  20. Mikekelly12 says:

    James
    Haha… Seems I’ll have to blow my own trumpet then!! Damn it!!
    Cedars
    Got your tickets for March booked yet?!

  21. James21 says:

    Cedars
    Jose Cuervo my arse. Don’t drink that shit ,prefer Turps.

  22. Mikekelly12 says:

    Cedars
    Only a couple of bottles. Which one of us doesn’t get one!??

  23. CedarsDevil says:

    Turps? i.e. the thinner used to dilute paint? Each to their own I guess! hahaha

    Mike

    Visa and booking sorted ages ago, just a question if my trip coincides with a possible visit from my ex and Maya, if that is the case the trip is off

  24. James21 says:

    M19ke
    You two drink it and I’ll watch. :)

    Cedars
    Thats the one.

  25. JC says:

    Wow, just realised I said Gibson was playing for Fulham… yeesh, I must be drinking. Ignore my mistyping… :(

  26. CedarsDevil says:

    Mike

    Obviously James, we’ll keep him chilled on low sugar lemonade as he watches the masters in action

  27. Mikekelly12 says:

    Drink a drink a drink to monkey the king the king the king….

  28. James21 says:

    Cedars
    Ha Ha. Not low sugar pls.

  29. CedarsDevil says:

    Never drink and drive, you may hit a speed bump and spill your drink! haha

  30. James21 says:

    Fuck it M19ke We’re going to Lebanon lets see if little Maya can show Daddy how to drink. :D

  31. Mikekelly12 says:

    James
    I’m all over a drinking trip to the cabin in Lebanon. Let’s take the flag on tour!!

  32. CedarsDevil says:

    Mike / James

    Would be an honor to host you both whilst I take the piss out of your poor drinking abilities! haha

    Signing off with a scene that has always cracked me up…… Good night RoM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYRmR7ygAns

  33. James21 says:

    M19ke
    The Devil has the Rentboys over tonight. Cockney softies.
    The Flag on tour now that sounds great I’ll take it to Cyprus with me if I make it.

  34. CedarsDevil says:

    Its like fishing with dynamite! hahahaha

  35. bobkoh says:

    Was at the Pools (local betting shop) and for the first time ever, our club pays more than Liverpool for a straight win. As the day goes by, the odds even out due to many United fans betting on their hearts. But I’m worried about Rooney not playing. The only thing in our favour is Liverpool last played 2 days ago.
    If any of our players are reading this, we’ve to look out for Dirk Kuyt. He has been our bane many a times cutting in from the right and Evra has to be at his best by ignoring the expected boos & chants. I will still pick a narrow win for us though, betting with my heart again! GGMU!

  36. indiandevil says:

    James Ducker @DuckerTheTimes
    Rooney didn’t train today either. Best he could hope for is place on bench at Anfield but that’s unlikely. Blow for #MUFC boost for #LFC

    Coming back to the big game, here’s a good read :

    http://www.thehardtackle.com/2012/liverpool-v-man-united-will-suarez-evra-cloud-overshadow-the-north-west-derby/

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