Mansfield v Liverpool Odds: Shelvey The Man To Follow In FA Cup

Jonjo ShelveyThere are a number of intriguing clashes to look forward to in this weekend's FA Cup Third Round but none more so that the meeting of Mansfield Town and Liverpool. The clash at the One Call Stadium pits a non league side against one of the biggest clubs in the world in what has the feel of a good old fashioned FA Cup tie in January. On paper there is only one winner but Mansfield will have other ideas as they play perhaps the biggest game in the clubs history.

Liverpool are coming into the clash at Mansfield in good form having won both of their last two matches 3-0 with the feeling being that Brendan Rodgers is starting to get a handle on the job. It has been a rocky start for the former Swansea Manager but Liverpool are now in eighth place in the Premier League with the top six firmly in their sights. The mood at Anfield has been further boosted this week but the arrival of new signing Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea and he could well make his debut against Mansfield at the weekend.

Punters won't be surprised to see that Liverpool are the massive favourites to beat Mansfield and progress through to the fourth Round of the Cup. Anyone wanting to back Liverpool to win the match by any score line can currently get a price of 2/9 with Paddy Power which offers little value. It will be interesting to see what team Brendan Rodgers decides to field with the Mansfield players surely keeping their fingers crossed that the in form Luis Suarez is given a rest on Sunday.

Mansfield do go into the big match in decent form having won three of their last four games in the Conference Premier but this will obviously be their biggest test yet. Jake Speight is the man in form for Mansfield having picked up eight goals so far this season and Manager Paul Cox will be hoping he can cause the Liverpool defence one or two problems this weekend. The hope for Mansfield is that the game against Liverpool will give the club and the town a much needed cash boost with the ESPN cameras descending on the stadium for the game.

There is no doubt whatsoever that Mansfield face a mammoth task if they are going to beat Liverpool but punters still wanting to back the upset can get a price of 11/1 with PaddyPower. It would truly be one of the great FA Cup shocks if Mansfield were able to beat Liverpool over 90 minutes and even the slightest chance of that happening makes this a fascinating clash.

The romantics would love Mansfield to pull off a shock but from a betting point of view we cant see past a Liverpool win on this occasion. The problem is trying to second guess the Liverpool side with changes set to be made but one player who is set to start and could make an impact is Jonjo Shelvey. The former Charlton man has picked up five goals this season and there is plenty of value in backing him to score in a comfortable Liverpool win.

Match Tips

Tip 1 - Jonjo Shelvey to score anytime @ 13/10 with Paddy Power
Tip 2 - The game to produce over 4 goals @ 11/10 with Paddy Power
Tip 3 - Both teams to score @ 10/11 with Paddy Power

Mansfield v Liverpool Match Odds

2/9 Liverpool
11/2 Draw
11/1 Mansfield

First Goalscorer Odds

13/5 - Luis Suarez
7/2 - Daniel Sturridge
5/1 - Samid Yesil
11/2 - Jonjo Shelvey
11/2 - Steven Gerrard
7/1 - Raheem Sterling]
8/1 - Daniel Pacheco
8/1 - Oussama Assaidi
9/1 - Suso
11/1 - Stewart Downing
14/1 - Jake Speight
14/1 - Matthew Green
Bar

All markets and prices supplied by Paddy Power Bookmakers

Posted: Friday, 4th January 2013

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

Premiership Sides Meet In Third Round Of FA Cup Swansea v Arsenal Betting Tempting odds for a score draw at the Liberty
Premiership Sides Meet In Third Round Of FA Cup
4th Jan
Brighton Hope For Repeat Of Last Year’s 4th Round Win Brighton v Newcastle Betting Match odds predict a tight FA Cup encounter
Brighton Hope For Repeat Of Last Year’s 4th Round Win
3rd Jan
All Premiership Clash On Saturday Evening West Ham v Man Utd Odds Reds favourites for third round tie
All Premiership Clash On Saturday Evening
3rd Jan
Visitors Without A Win Since Early October Walsall v Portsmouth Odds Saddlers look to pile more misery on Pompey
Visitors Without A Win Since Early October
3rd Jan
Weekend's Picks Come From The FA Cup Third Round Man City v Watford can enhance both teams to score accumulator in the FA Cup
Weekend's Picks Come From The FA Cup Third Round
3rd Jan

Headline News

Top Class Field Set To Do Battle On Merseyside Hideki Matsuyama tipped to win 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale
Top Class Field Set To Do Battle On Merseyside
Sergio Garcia Hugely Consistent At The British Open Kuchar and Harrington Make Open Championship Golf Top Ten Appeal
Sergio Garcia Hugely Consistent At The British Open
Europe Head The Betting For Royal Birkdale Prize Rest Of The World the value in Winning Nationality market at 2017 Open Championship
Europe Head The Betting For Royal Birkdale Prize
Have A Gander At These Outsiders Five outside bets for 2017 Open Championship glory
Have A Gander At These Outsiders
Thomas An Each Way Candidate For A Fast Start Red Hot Spieth The Bet In Open Championship First Round Leader Betting
Thomas An Each Way Candidate For A Fast Start

Bookmaker Offers

  • Deposit between £10 and £200
  • Bet365 will match this with a signup bonus to the same amount
  • Register at Bet365 for full terms

Open Account - £200 Signup Bonus

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Paddy Power will give you £30 in free bets
  • Visit Paddy Power for full details.

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Coral will provide you with £30 in free bets
  • Visit Coral for full details

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Enter the Promo Code F50 as you register
  • Place an initial bet of £10 or more
  • Ladbrokes will provide you a free bet of up to £50
  • Bet £50 and get £50 in free bets

Open Account - £50 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • BetVictor will provide you with a £40 in bonus funds
  • In addition to this BetVictor will also provide you with a £10 casino bonus

Open Account - £40 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place an initial bet of £5
  • Skybet will provide you with £20 in free bets

Open Account - £20 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Betfred will provide you with a £30 free bet that can be used on any sport
  • You also get a £30 free casino bonus

Open Account - £60 Free Bet

  • Enter the Promo Code C30 as you register a new account
  • Place an initial bet of £10
  • William Hill will give you three £10 free bets

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £20
  • Betfair will provide you with £20 free bet
  • Visit Betfair for full details

Open Account - £20 Free Bet

Online Casino

Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.

There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures