Weekend football betting tips for Liverpool v Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final with predictions for the match from our footy tipsters.
Ah, Wembley cup final day. The walk down Wembley Way, the greetings from neutral passers-by, the spring in the step, the – Psst, it’s the semi-finals! – Wait, what? But it’s at Wemb – I know, but just get on with it. – Ahem.
Ah, Wembley cup semi-final day. The walk down Wembley Way, nobody else really caring that much. The only reason this match will take place in North West London is because the FA needs to recoup the massive overspend on the new stadium. I’m quite happy for Reading – Arsenal to take place at Wembley because it’s geographically in the middle. But this match should clearly be at Old Trafford. It’s bonkers to make Liverpool fans in particular travel all the way down on a Sunday morning. I suppose David Cameron won’t have far to go to see his ‘beloved’ Villa.
But all we need to be worried about is the game itself. And it’s not so easy to call for our Liverpool v Aston Villa betting tips. Six weeks ago I’d have been predicting a comfy Liverpool win, but Christian Benteke has decided that he’d like to score a few of late, and Villa, while by no means safe, have dragged themselves clear of the mire. Nine goals in their last five games is three more than Liverpool have managed. In fact, Benteke himself has scored more goals in the last five games than Liverpool.
Generally, though, Liverpool have looked assured against nominally weaker teams. The last time they lost to a team outside the top four was November. I predict they’ll win, but that it won’t be by any means a cakewalk. Liverpool to win by exactly one goal is 13/5 with Bet365 and the first weekend football tip on the match.
So for a correct score betting tip what’s it going to be? 0-1? 1-2? 2-3? I’d plump for the middle one. Both teams to score is 10/11 with Ladbrokes. Villa will be happy on the big pitch and Benteke is clearly on fire.
Aston Villa v Liverpool Betting Tips
Liverpool to win by 1 goal – 13/5 with Bet365: signup get £200 free.
Liverpool to win 2-1 – 8/1 with Bet Victor: signup get £25 free.
Both teams to score – 10/11 with Ladbrokes: signup get £25 free.
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By Phil Makepeace.