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THE FA CUP is never a priority for Sir Alex Ferguson, but when Manchester United get drawn against Liverpool in the third round you can be certain he will be taking it seriously.
United have been practically untouchable at Old Trafford this season, winning 10 of their 11 league games. They beat Liverpool 3-2 earlier this campaign, thanks to a Dimitar Berbatov hat-trick, and the Bulgarian has now scored 14 league goals from 16 games. He has also netted seven times in his past three matches at Old Trafford, so snap up some of the 9/2 about him scoring first.
Liverpool are in the midst of a horrific season, which sunk to a new low at Blackburn on Wednesday night. The Reds were simply awful and they have now won only one of 10 away league games this term. They have scored a paltry seven goals on their travels and only Wolves have scored less goals on the road this season.
United haven’t won this trophy since 2004 and they lost against fierce rivals Leeds in the third round last year. However, they will have no problems in kicking Liverpool while they’re down and are a decent bet at 4/6 on Betdaq.
There have been at least three goals in five of the last six meetings between these sides, so spread bettors are advised to buy total match goals at 2.8 with Sporting Index.
The Punter will be back as normal next week.
Manchester United at 4/6 with William Hill
Dimitar Berbatov first goalscorer at 9/2 general
Buy total match goals at 2.8 with Sporting Index