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Key Stat: Liverpool have scored in all of their last five matches at Stamford Bridge
Expert Verdict: Liverpool were the better side in the 1-1 first-leg draw against Chelsea with Raheem Sterling the chief tormentor and he seems to have benefitted greatly from his winter break. The 20-year-old looks a possible match winner and is worth an interest to score the first goal with Chelsea lacking slightly in confidence at moment.
Recommendation: R Sterling first goalscorer
REFEREE: Michael Oliver STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Tottenham have not kept a clean sheet in 11 away matches
Expert Verdict: Tottenham were knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester on Saturday but they should make it through to Wembley in the League Cup even if Sheffield United make the Premier League side sweat for their spot. A draw suits Spurs following the 1-0 first-leg win and that looks the pick of the bets with the Blades lacking a cutting edge.
REFEREE: Mike Dean STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Barcelona have lost just one of their last 14 matches against Atletico
Expert Verdict: Barcelona were frustrated for long periods of the first leg at Camp Nou but by taking a 1-0 lead to Madrid they have Atletico just where they want them. Atletico will have to come forward in search of the equaliser and Barca's star-studded strikers are likely to pick them off on the counter-attack.
REFEREE: Jesus Gil Manzano STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Villarreal are unbeaten in 17 matches
Expert Verdict: Villarreal were unable to put Getafe to the sword in the first leg at El Madrigal but have the tools to defend their 1-0 advantage. La Liga strugglers Getafe have mainly been powder-puff this season and probably lack the firepower required to turn the tie around.
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Key Stat: Gills have conceded nine goals in three games against City this season
Expert Verdict: New Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler has failed to spark a revival and he faces another defeat – this time in the second leg of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy southern area final. The Gills have lost three of their five games under him, including a 4-2 defeat to Bristol City in the first leg.
Recommendation: Bristol City-Bristol City double result
REFEREE: Graham Scott STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Seville have won six of their last seven home fixtures
Expert Verdict: Seville have a tough task after losing 3-1 to Espanyol in the opening leg but still have a decent chance of reaching the semi-finals. The Andalucians have won each of their two Copa del Rey home games by four-goal margins and face an Espanyol side who have suffered defeats in three of their last four away games.
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