Oldham Athletic vs. Liverpool Preview

The weekend’s FA Cup matches conclude at Boundary Park on Sunday afternoon as League One Oldham Athletic host seven times winners Liverpool.

The two sides met in last season’s competition, with the Reds running out 5-1 winners having gone a goal down in the third round tie at Anfield.

The hosts, who have lost the three league games since beating Nottingham Forest in the last round,  are without midfielder Dean Furman, who is with South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations, with life-long Liverpool fan James Wesolowski set to wear the captain’s armband in his absence.

Top scorer Jose Baxter, who is on loan from Everton, is priced at 15.0 (14/1) with Bet 365 to get the first goal of the game.

Paul Dickov’s men are 15.0 (14/1) with Bet 365 to win the match, with Liverpool 1.29 (2/7) with Paddy Power. The draw is widely available at 6.5 (11/2).

Liverpool, who edged past non-league Mansfield Town in round 3, go in to the game in good form having won four of their last five games in all competitions.

Glen Johnson is doubtful with a hamstring injury, with Jose Enrique side-lined with a similar issue. Brad Jones is set to continue in goal.

Luis Suarez has 20 for the season so far, and is unsurprisingly favourite to open the scoring at a best price of 3.5 (5/2), whilst Daniel Sturridge, who has scored in each of his three appearances for the Reds so far is 4.33 (10/3) with Bet 365.