With the Reds set to name a severely weakened line-up, Al Hain-Cole is backing Cotterills men to put up a stern resistance when they visit Anfield
Shrewsbury Town will be aiming to pull off an FA Cup giant-killing when they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in Sunday’s third-round clash.
The Shrews took this opposition to a replay when they met in the fourth round back in 2020, coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home before losing out 1-0 on Merseyside.
Shrewsbury can now be backed at 11/1 (12.0) with bet365 to exact revenge for that result with a shock win at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are without a win in four matches but Liverpool remain 1/5 (1.20) favourites to come out on top against their League One opponents.
Three of those four winless matches have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 13/2 (7.50) on them being forced into extra-time after another deadlocked 90 minutes.
Diogo Jota is the 11/4 (3.75) favourite to open the scoring after hitting the net 12 times in 24 fixtures this season, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain the next in line at 5/1 (6.0) in the absence of the usual star names.
Ryan Bowman is the visitors 14/1 (15.0) favourite to break the deadlock, with Birmingham City loanee Sam Cosgrove priced at 16/1 (17.0).
Having been forced to postpone Thursday’s Carabao Cup semi-final with Arsenal due to a combination of injuries and Covid-19 cases, it is unclear how many first-team players the Reds will have available for this clash.
With Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita also away on international duty, it is safe to say that the home team’s starting line-up is unlikely to have a particularly familiar look to it.
This offers a potential opportunity for Steve Cotterill’s team, which come into this game in strong form, unbeaten in four games and having kept three consecutive clean sheets.
Given the lack of usual star quality in the Liverpool attack, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem generous on Shrewsbury keeping the scoreline to under 3.5 goals in a robust display at Anfield.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com