FA Cup: Bournemouth v Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round match at the Goldsands Stadium

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Liverpool face Bournemouth this weekend in their fourth round FA Cup clash, the first time since 1968. The last time these two teams played each other, the likes of Roger Hunt and Ray Clemence were in the Reds squad.

Liverpool progressed into the fourth round with a win against Oldham earlier in the month. The Premier League club, who sit fourth in the table, had to work for their win over the League One side, but they successfully managed to avenge last year’s defeat with a 2-0 victory. Bournemouth, who are placed mid table in the Championship, comfortably progressed in the competition when they beat League Two side, Burton, 4-1. Although Liverpool remain the favourites to progress into the fifth round, their away form has been mixed recently, losing three out of their last five games away from Anfield.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 12.45pm


Liverpool have won the FA Cup 7 times, the last being in 2006

The Cherries have not made Round Five of the FA Cup since 1988/89, losing five fourth round ties since that victory over Hartlepool.

Luis Suarez has scored in five of his previous seven FA Cup appearances.

£210,000 is the largest amount Bournemouth has spent on a single transfer. This compares to Liverpool’s club record of £35,000,000 for Andy Carroll in 2011


Bournemouth to win: 9.5

Liverpool to win: 1.33

Draw: 45.0

TV: Live on ITV 1 at 12.45pm, highlights on ITV 1 at 10:45pm.