Punters competed again on Thursday as this unpredictable season produced another night of surprise results.
Burnley’s 46 years of waiting to win at Anfield ended when Liverpool’s title hopes were blown with a hammer. Ashley Barnes’s 83rd minute was enough to score a 1-0 win and put Sean Dyche’s men in 16th place. The Reds stay in fourth place, six points behind Manchester United, looking over the shoulder of Spurs and Everton who have both games against the defending champions.
In Spain, a big change in Barcelona this week almost fell victim to yet another huge Copa Del Rey murder when they drew 0-0 after 90 minutes in the third division Cornellá. Two missed penalties didn’t help but thanks to Dembele and Braithwaite’s goals they got the job done in overtime.
Meanwhile, thanks to a late penalty from Luis Suarez, Atletico Madrid beat La Liga by seven points in their 2-1 win at Eibar to land SlipsTip’s BetBuilder 5-6.
Betting tips for Friday
The weekend of the fourth round of the FA Cup begins on Friday with Wolverhampton Wanderers Visit of the National League North side, Chorley. The Premier League club will desperately try to avoid the same shame they suffered in 1986 when the hosts embarrassed them 3-0 in the first round on Friday.
It’s a significantly different Wolves these days, and the bookies have given them a 1/9 rating, while Chorley stands at 22/1 in front of the BT Sports cameras for a big cup surprise.
Stir up are slipping off the championship table and desperately need to stop the rot she has won just once in her last nine league games. Visitors Watford have won their last two but only have two wins in eleven away games. The bookies still make them 11/8 favorites to win.
In scotland, Dundee (17/20), who have been unbeaten for seven, can continue their good run with a win at Alloa.
PSG He has yet to drive properly since Mauricio Pochettino was appointed, but he’s unbeaten four and already has his first cutlery in the trophy cabinet. Visitors Montpellier are in the worst form in Ligue 1 and have scored 14 goals in their last three league visits to Paris. PSG is 1/7 to win but 11/10 to nil win – something they have done in 11 of their 13 wins so far.
KevMac turns its attention to the Bundesliga for live between Friday evenings Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund. The visitors have a phenomenal record in this game, they have won all the last 12 previous meetings and could use another victory here to get their title challenge going again.
Don’t miss his preview below along with three others already written for the FA Cup this weekend.
More tips for the weekend will be posted throughout Friday, but as always, your tips can be heard in the comments section below
Tips for racing on Friday
Alan Thompson has 4 racing tips for Friday’s horse races in Musselburgh. We also have some tips for the Greyhound meeting on Friday evening in Romford, where the Coral Essex Vase is up for grabs.
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