Bet Builder Tips: Origi’s the key in our 14/1 punt for Liverpool v Norwich

Paddy's footie tipster Andrew Cunneen expects the Belgian to fire the Reds into the FA Cup Quarters.

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Now, you could be forgiven for thinking Liverpool are hungover and their desire for cup success is limited after Cork’s own Caoimhin Kelleher single-handedly won them the Carabao Cup this weekend. Often it’s a case of a Championship side catching you on the bounce again (cough, Spurs) or a midtable club with little to play for targeting this specifically, but I’m honestly not even sure it can transpire in this situation.

Let’s just look at the facts – Liverpool were on a nine-game winning run prior to the cup final, they won the cup final and now have to face a side so devoid of confidence because of their Premier League showings, that even this game feels like a burden rather than an opportunity.

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Liverpool don’t even have an immediate Champions League tussle to worry about, instead this should act as a placeholder for the same structure that next week will have. Although one suspects that Inter might be slightly better-versed in the art of ehh.. football.

Still, there’s every chance Liverpool might play their U19s and the Canaries can put in what would be their best performance in close two decades, right? Mmm, maybe not. Here’s your FA Cup Bet Builder.

8:15pm: Liverpool v Norwich City
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Liverpool to Win

If you can find a situation, even against Liverpool’s U19s, that Norwich can stop this juggernaut scoring when they’ve kept just one Premier League clean sheet (against Watford, arguably the only side worse than them in the league) since November, then I applaud you. I applaud you and I’m immediately booking you in for a scan. It won’t happen.

Ultimately the will to win might not be there for Liverpool in their first XI, but I envisage this being a completely different side that lines out and for that reason, I’d back them to eventually get the job done. I say eventually, because..

Half-Time: Draw

The good thing about consistency is that the same XI have a well-drilled, identified passage of play they can go through the motions with and eventually break down weaker sides. That doesn’t quite exist when you make wholesale changes and they’ll struggle to get to grips with the pace of the game early on because of that.

The good thing here is that, regardless of the side, Norwich will sit back and allow them time on the ball to get upto speed – it just might take a little longer than you initially anticipate.

Divock Origi

Divock Origi to Score Anytime

A comedy character or the greatest afterthought that ever existed? Origi gets handed starts in games that aren’t top of the priority list but he very rarely doesn’t find the net when called upon. I’m not sure I, you or any functional scout can identify his skillset – other than the fact he always produces and surprises you.

And that’s good enough for me.

Under 3.5 Goals

A generous enough price, I’d argue – and we’re probably only getting this because there’s an outside chance Liverpool field a strong XI.

I’d happily roll the dice and take a chance at grabbing the value in a game where Norwich won’t be scoring and Liverpool will settle for a job done rather than a job well done.

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Liverpool v Norwich Tips

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