Stoke vs Liverpool Odds – Saturday 8th April 2017 – 15:00
Stoke are 3/1 with the draw at 13/5 and Liverpool are 17/20
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Stoke face Liverpool at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday, with Stoke looking to avoid four straight defeats.
Stoke come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Burnley, another poor result for Mark Hughes’ side.
George Boyd (58) scored the winner for the Clarets, who eased their relegation concerns with a victory.
It was a tight encounter between the two sides as you’d expect, it was Boyd’s first goal since December.
This result ensures that Mark Hughes side remain on a poor run of form, winning just one of their last six.
Their record in the last six has been poor, losing four matches against a variety of sides.
Given that the Premier League is the only thing they have left to play for, they should be putting in far better performances.
They will be looking to register their first win in five matches, which saw them defeat Middlesbrough 2-0.
The Potters find themselves in 12th position in the Premier League, they are one point off Southampton in 9th.
Mark Hughes’ side come into this match as underdogs, despite enjoying home advantage.
Stoke will need to be far more clinical in front of goal, with just one goal in their last three matches.
The Potters will be looking to draw on last seasons result against Liverpool in the league cup, albeit they won on penalties.
The Reds come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth, another poor result for Liverpool.
It was the perfect start for Bournemouth, with Benik Afobe (7) giving the Cherries a deserved early lead.
Phillippe Coutinho (40), equalised for the hostss on the stroke of half-time, and it proved to be a crucial intervention.
Divock Origi (59), scored his second goal in as many matches, with the Belgian enjoying an excellent run of form.
Liverpool’s defensive frailties were again exposed late on, with Joshua King (87) equalising for Bournemouth.
Mixed Season So Far
Liverpool started the season in excellent fashion, but they have struggled to beat the sides below them.
They were looking like the only realistic challengers to Chelsea at one stage, they now find themselves 3rd in the table.
The Reds are unbeaten in five matches, with their last defeat coming against Leicester at the King Power.
Key Match For Klopp
The match against Stoke is another key match for Liverpool, they go into the match as heavy favourites.
Liverpool have to find a way to win these types of games, they are without key players Mane and Lallana though.
Liverpool will be looking to continue their overall record against Stoke. They have won 53, drawn 27 and lost 19 of their 99 meetings.
Both teams are 4/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Stoke are Peter Crouch, Marko Arnautovic and Saido Berahino at 8/1 with Wilfried Bony and Jon Walters at 9/1. For Liverpool, Roberto Firmino is at 4/1 with Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge at 9/2.
The last two times that these sides have met Liverpool won 4-1 and the odds of the same result are 33/1.
Stoke vs Liverpool Odds
Tip 1 – Firmino to score first @ 4/1
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 12/1