Five fantastic FA Cup replay tips featuring Baggies and Berahino
Holly Thackeray | February 9, 2016
After what was a nail-biting weekend of Premier League action, the FA Cup returns to quench your football thirst this midweek, with two tantalising fourth round replays featuring three top-flight teams.
West Ham United host Liverpool at their Upton Park patch on Tuesday evening, while Wednesday sees West Bromwich Albion pay a visit to plucky League One Peterborough United, with everything still to play for.
So, Coral pick out five top tips for punters from these intriguing tussles…
West Brom 17/10 to score one goal
Take a dabble in our total goals market with West Brom, who are 17/10 to find the target just once on their trip to visit Posh.
Both teams have a tendency to be involved in narrow scorelines, and none more so than Tony Pulis’ men, who have netted only once in 10 of their games all season.
Albion appear to be fans of squeezing out results, especially on the road, and also beat previous FA Cup opponents Bristol City by a 1-0 scoreline.
Saido Berahino 9/2 to bag first for Baggies
Mercurial and wantaway West Brom marksman Berahino was the hero of the hour in the first dust-up between these two teams, as the dangerman dispatched a brace.
Back Berahino to hit the opener again away, as he has unlocked the opposition for Albion each of the five times he has scored this term, making him a nifty 9/2 to be an early bird again.
West Ham and Liverpool 12/5 to draw in normal time
It’s no secret that the Irons save their best for big games under Slaven Bilic, with the east Londoners scalping several shock names this season so far.
Recent contests have seen giants such as the Reds (in the reverse of this fixture), Manchester City and Manchester United all forced to split the spoils by West Ham in all competitions.
While, Liverpool were already forced into overtime and penalties after two Capital One Cup legs against Stoke City and have drawn two of their previous three games.
A 12/5 price for this match to end evenly and go to the wire, then, looks prudent, especially since both teams have won just a game each in 90 minutes across their last five, including their own original fourth round fray.
Roberto Firmino 5/1 to fire in first
Samba star Firmino thrives on the high stakes clashes and, at the moment, looks to be Liverpool’s most potent threat.
After bagging the opener last time out against Sunderland, the Brazilian is brilliant value at 5/1 to deliver the opening blow again here. Interestingly, in all but one of the games in which he has found the net for the Reds, Firmino has fired in the first.
Andy Carroll 11/2 to score last
Everyone’s favourite battering ram Carroll is back in contention to feature in this FA Cup fixture, having arrived off the bench for West Ham’s last outing.
The lanky striker likes to play against former club Liverpool, for whom he has proven lethal already this season after striking last to secure the Hammers’ 2-0 league victory in January.
Back him to prove a thorn and have the final say again at an excellent 11/2 as, after all, he has two goals and an assist in four career clashes with the Merseyside men.