Liverpool v Exeter City betting tips – No giant-killing at Anfield
Liverpool will take their second chance in the FA Cup third round by putting Exeter City to the sword tonight
January 20th, 2016
Without stating the obvious, Liverpool have been far from their best since the start of the season. They may be heading into the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final with an advantage from the first leg against Stoke City but they are struggling badly in the Premier League of late.
Indeed, a solitary point from their last three outings in the top flight would suggest that they are in complete disarray and despite bouncing back from their 2-0 defeat to the Hammers with a draw against table-topping Arsenal, they came back to earth with a bump with a home defeat to a lacklustre Manchester United.
Couple this with a 2-2 draw to League Two strugglers Exeter City in the FA Cup third round and it is clear that Jurgen Klopp isn’t having the positive impact which many had hoped for. The German fielded a relatively inexperienced side on that occasion and we expect him to field a similarly weakened side in this evening’s replay, although hopefully with slightly better results.
The question remains though, can the Reds improve upon their previous performance in the competition and put Exeter City to the sword? We feel that they can, although they will be in for a tough time by a visiting team which successfully ended a winless run of six games by beating Leyton Orient at the weekend and as such, we’ll be backing a Liverpool win with both teams scoring this evening at 2/1 with Ladbrokes.
We will likely see Jordan Ibe make the starting eleven tonight following his appearance against Manchester United in the second half of that match. With a few cup goals to his name this season, Ibe is a decent bet on the anytime goalscorer market at 28/13, however new customers with 888sport can get a boosted price of 84/13 thanks to the bookmaker’s treble-odds offer.