Liverpool vs Stoke City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool made a massive step towards the Champions League final berating Roma 5-2 on Tuesday at Anfield. Mohamed Salah put on another spectacular showing as he literally led the Merseyside outfit to such a huge win all by himself. The Egyptian king bagged the opening two foals and set up another two to open up the way to a 4-0 lead of Jurgen Klopp’s squad. Roberto Firmino headed out the fifth after a corner-kick.
Nevertheless, it’s all but a different story since the Romans managed to find two late consolation goals through Dzeko and Perotti. We can thus expect Klopp to mi up his cards for the 3eekend’s Premier League outing against the relegation strugglers Stoke City.
Can the Potters take advantage of it and make a huge upset which would keep them in the contest for another Premier League season? The visitors have a mountain to climb in order to stay in the elite looking from this perspective, being four points shy of Swansea City in the safe zone.
Liverpool vs Stoke City: Head-to-head
Liverpool were in full control of the latest head to head ties against Stoke City.
The Reds won six and lost one of last seven matches against the Potters.
This includes a demolishing 0-3 victory at Bet365 Stadium when the teams took on each other in late-November last year.
Liverpool bagged as many as 13 goals in last four wins over Stoke City.
Liverpool vs Stoke City: Prediction
In normal circumstances, we would obviously go with Liverpool to clinch a comprehensive victory in front of the home fans. This time, we will advise you to avoid the home win picks at 1.25 odds which represent no value whatsoever since the hosts will have the Champions League rematch with Roma in mind, while the Potters are at the same time looking to snatch the salvation points.
We don’t say Liverpool will let Stoke get away with the win at Anfield, but just there is no point in backing the less-motivated side at 1.25 odds. We actually expect to see a match similar to the one Liverpool had last weekend when they drew 2-2 to the rock-bottomed West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. The main pick will thus be Stoke City +1.5 handicap at 2.05.
Can Liverpool concede two goals against the relegation strugglers once again? The value is huge in backing the Potters to net two or more at 5.00.
Liverpool vs Stoke City: Bet Tips
Stoke City +1.5 handicap @ 2.05
Stoke City Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 5.00