Mansfield Town vs Liverpool Preview

Sunday afternoon’s game in the FA Cup sees Blue Square Bet Premier side Mansfield Town host Premier League Liverpool at Field Mill.

The hosts currently sit ninth in the division, and are looking to reach the fourth round for a second time in six seasons, having faced Middlesbrough in January 2008.

Striker Jake Speight has six for the season so far, and is 15.0 (14/1) with a variety of bookmakers to give the home side a shock lead.

Paul Cox’s men are available at 15.0 (14/1) with William Hill to win the match, with Liverpool odds on at a best price of 1.25 (1/4). Bet 365 offer 7.0 (6/1) for the tie to go to a replay.

Liverpool, who were defeated by Chelsea in last seasons final, have lifted the FA Cup no fewer than seven times, and are 13.0 (12/1) with Bet Victor to make it eight on May 11th.

Jose Enrique will miss the game through injury, so Andre Wisdom is expected to keep his place in defence, while top scorer Luis Suarez may be rested following the arrival of new signing Daniel Sturridge.

The former Chelsea man already has eight FA Cup goals to his name at the age of just 23, and is widely available at 4.5 (7/2) to add to that tally with the first goal of the game.

Liverpool went behind the last time they faced a non-league side before eventually beating Havant and Waterloovile by five goals to two, so you may be tempted to back the non-league side to take the lead at 4.75 (15/4) with Bet 365.