Our betting expert with tips for all the games live on BBC and ITV – plus El Clasico in Spain
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Bet it’s Fab for Liverpool – whether it’s Four or not.
The Quadruple hunt is on. Sort of.
Jurgen Klopp is taking one game at a time – except he isn’t, as that would be a reckless failure to plan.
So even with a break looming, expect Plan B or C in the FA Cup at Nottingham Forest (6pm, ITV).
The old jug’s magic might well be the golden strand of a dream woven into the very weft and warp of our island story – but it’s the last turkey in the shop for Jurgen.
Forest have bigger fish to fry too, but home advantage gets its hooks in. They beat Arsenal and Leicester at the City Ground, and Liverpool look resistible at 1/4 to win this in 90 minutes.
Two fresh injury absences at the back for Forest still tempt some sort of Kop joy angle for our armchair fun.
I’ll take the stats hints for ‘penalty awarded’ at 9/4 (Bet365, 90mins).
And that gives penalty candidate Fabinho an ‘anytime scorer’ lift – if he starts get on at the standout 11/2 (Bet365, 90mins).
Manchester City go to Southampton (3pm, BBC) off the back of two 0-0s. They laboured to two draws with the Saints in the Prem and look pretty thin at 2/7 to win it in 90 minutes.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has a W1 D6 L3 record against the Big Six this season. Split a fun stake between City at 18/1 and Saints at 20/1 (Bet365) to ‘win on penalties’.
More famine than feast forecast at lunchtime too. Take the NO ‘both teams to score’ at 5/6 (Boylesport, 90mins) when Crystal Palace host Everton (12.30pm).
Harry Kane is starting to enjoy himself according to Antonio Conte.
Given how many Kane scored even when his face was tripping him, jollying up is bad news for post-Europe visitors West Ham (4.30pm, Prem). Punt Kane ‘anytime scorer’ at Evens (Fred, Coral).
Buzzing Brentford can exploit hosts Leicester’s chronic set-piece frailty (2pm, Prem) – and Ethan Pinnock is a live ‘anytime’ worldie at 22/1 (Paddy).
Over in Spain, El Clasico (8pm) has all the makings of a thriller – get on Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘anytime scorer’ at a fair 19/10 (Unibet).