Liverpool FC favourites to win 2015 FA Cup after quarter final draw
Liverpool 2/1 to claim Wembley silverware after being drawn against Blackburn Rovers
February 17th, 2015
Brendan Rodgers will have cut a delighted figure after watching Monday’s FA Cup draw which pits Liverpool against Blackburn Rovers for a place in the semi-finals.
The Reds have beaten AFC Wimbledon, Bolton Wanderers and Crystal Palace to reach the quarter final stage of the competition and now have to overcome another Championship side to reach Wembley.
Bet365 offer a best price 2/1 about Liverpool claiming the 2015 FA Cup, with the final falling on Steven Gerrard’s birthday and it would be a brilliant send-off for a player who is set to continue his playing career in America.
The draw was less kind to Manchester United and Arsenal who have been pitted against each other, with the Red Devils coming from behind to win at Preston on Monday.
Louis van Gaal will be glad of home advantage against the Gunners, with Arsene Wenger likely to be confident of success considering that Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud have recently found top form for their team.
Aston Villa and West Brom clash in another quarter final tie, with the Midlands teams similarly placed in the Premier League, although Tim Sherwood will be hoping to see a repeat of the performance which saw his new team beat Leicester in the previous round.
Bradford City will get their wish of televised football and the draw against Reading is also a perfect opportunity to make further progress in a competition which saw the Bantams beat Chelsea and Sunderland to date.
West Brom and Villa are both 12/1 chances to win the FA Cup, with Bradford and Reading 33/1 chances and Blackburn the rank outsider at 50/1.