FA Cup: Liverpool v Oldham match preview

A look ahead to Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie at Anfield

This is third meeting between the pair in three seasons thanks to the FA Cup, with Oldham pulling off a major upset last time out.

Liverpool seem far more assured this season, and despite a difficult festive period where they dropped from first to fifth and back into the top four following victory against Hull on New Year’s Day, Brendan Rodgers will not be hoping for a repeat of last year’s result with the Reds clear favourites to progress to the next round and attempt to win the competition for the first time since 2006.

Whilst things are going well for the Merseyside club in the league, things are not going as well for Oldham who sit 19 in League One level on points with Crewe who occupy the final relegation spot.

Lee Johnson’s side are on a run of no league wins in six – three draws and three losses - however, the Latics did overcome League Two outfit Mansfield 4-1 in a second round replay midway through December to set up this weekend’s tie and offer a welcome distraction from the league.

Rodgers may decide to rotate his line-up for this clash after four games in 12 days, although his side must be wary that in the previous two meetings Oldham have gone ahead twice, winning one but eventually losing 5-1 in 2012.

 

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 3:00pm

 

PAST MEETINGS 3 MEETINGS:

Oldham 3 (Smith 2, Wabara) Liverpool 2 (Suarez, Allen), FA Cup 4 Round, January 2013

Liverpool 5 (Bellamy, Gerrard, Shelvey, Carroll, Downing) Oldham 1 (Simpson), FA Cup 3 Round, January 2012

Oldham 0 Liverpool 3 (Dicks, Fowler, Redknapp), Premiership, January 1994

 

STATS:

Liverpool have won five of their last eight Premier League matches whilst Oldham have not won a league fixture in six.

Luis Suarez reached 20 Premier League goals in 15 games this season which eclipses the previous record of 21 games set by Kevin Phillips in 1999/00.

The two teams have met five times in the FA Cup with Liverpool winning four and Oldham winning the most recent last season.

 

ODDS:

Liverpool to win: 1.06

Oldham to win: 23.0

Draw: 8.0

TV: Highlights on ITV at 10.45pm

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