Nottingham Forest v Liverpool FA Cup Betting Tips 20/03/2022
Nottingham Forest has taken the 2021/22 FA Cup by storm. The Reds have already shown their knack for a giant-killing. Standing in their way next is Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. The other Reds are in top form and remain in the hunt for a historic double, having already tasted EFL Cup success this season. Undoubtedly, there will be tension and excitement at the City Ground this Sunday and Forest will fancy their chances. This FA Cup quarter-final tie kicks off at 6 p.m. and it will be broadcast on ITV.
Since their 2-1 home win over Huddersfield in the FA Cup, Forest has won their following two in the Championship. The Reds beat Reading 4-0 before defeating QPR 3-1 this week. Although Liverpool suffered a rare defeat against Inter Milan two games ago, they have responded positively in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Brighton and Arsenal 2-0 to close the gap on title rivals Man City to one point.
In terms of team news, Nottingham Forest players Loïc Mbe Soh and Lewis Grabban could miss out as they recover from long-term injuries. But Max Lowe will not feature due to a groin injury. James Milner and Konstantinos Tsimikas are Liverpool’s only doubts as they pair recover from illness.
Matchwinner Betting Odds
Unsurprisingly, the matchwinner odds heavily favour a Liverpool win over Nottingham Forest. However, Forest will not roll over and there is some value in backing an alternative result to a Liverpool win. Firstly, Forest has already beaten Premier League sides Leicester (4-1) and Arsenal (1-0) at the City Ground in the FA Cup this season. In addition, Steve Cooper’s side has won eight of their last nine home matches in all competitions. At 11/1, provided by Coral, there could be big returns on another upset in the Midlands. The odds for a draw are lower and Betway are offering 11/2 for a stalemate in 90 minutes this weekend. But this seems unlikely. Forest have drawn once in their last 12 at home, while Liverpool has drawn just three of their 23 away games. Yet, even though they are the outright favourites to win, there is still some value in backing Liverpool to win. After 14 wins in their last 15, Liverpool are in good shape to win against Forest. Our tip in the match winner market is to pick Unibet’s 3/10 odds.
If the matchwinner odds aren’t enough returns from your stake, consider doubling up with a matchwinner and BTTS Yes bet. Despite Liverpool’s knack for keeping clean sheets, they might struggle to keep out a free-scoring Forest side. Cooper’s side has scored two or more goals in their last eight home matches and the last four meetings between these sides have seen BTTS scorelines. In addition, Liverpool hit the net with great regularity. Klopp’s Reds have scored at least one in their last seven away matches. As a result, our tip is to combine a Liverpool win with BTTS for 19/10 odds, provided by SpreadEx.
Anytime Goalscorer Betting Tips
With goals likely at both ends, checking out the anytime goalscorer options is a good choice for the Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool fixture. Our first choice this weekend would be Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian has eased back from injury recently and scored two in two, despite playing 45 minutes or less in his last two matches. With Firmino likely to start this weekend, there is good value on another goal from the forward on Sunday. Sporting Index currently has the best odds at 29/20. However, Forest’s midfielder Ryan Yates is our goalscorer pick this weekend. Yates has scored four in his last four. In addition, he has netted four in his last five at the City Ground. At 10/1 odds, backing Yates to score again is well worth a go.
Nottingham Forest has shown their potential to mix things up and cause an FA Cup upset already this season. Liverpool will need to respect the Reds in the Midlands to keep their hopes of a rare quadruple alive. Please ensure you always gamble responsibly if you are choosing one of our tips for the Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool fixture. Enjoying the match is always the most important aspect when placing a bet. Also, be aware that our tips always intend to show good value among leading bookmakers. They are not guaranteed to win. For more detail on bookmaker’s available free bets, please check out our homepage for up-to-date, great value betting offers.