We look forward to what promises to be another thrilling weekend of FA Cup matches and you watch your share live on TV, a selection of games shown to terrestrial TV viewers courtesy of BBC. Plenty of ties leap off the page when previewing but one that really interests our team is Liverpool’s trip to Shrewsbury.
A Closer Look
This match will appear live on BBC from 17:00 GMT on Sunday 26 January. We are expecting a bumper audience to tune in, given The Reds form so far this season, and bookmakers have responded. Spice up the action with a bet on the outcome, having your say pre-match or in-play on match winner, both teams to score, handicap and much more.
Shrewsbury earned this glamour tie thanks to a win over Bristol City at this venue in the previous round. They snuck through thanks to a 1-0 scoreline, the winning goal credited to Pierre with 89 minutes on the clock. A dramatic ending to a fabulous match that will live long in the memory of the Shrewsbury fans. A similar result here, however, would overshadow it.
Give the Young Ones a Chance
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will make changes to his usual Premier League line-up for this trip. He will attempt to bring young and fringe players in, resting his regular starters. Those given a chance must impress and ensure they win this match, or it could have a negative effect on their chances of breaking into the first team in future.
They will be tasked with repaying the manager’s faith against lower league opposition, showing just what they are capable of. Liverpool is favourites for the win, priced at 1/3 by bet365. We’re confident, so will take them on the handicap to win -2 goals.