Liverpool were involved in the thrilling 5-2 win over AS Roma in Champions League during the midweek. They will be back in action on Saturday when they face Stoke City at Anfield.
After conceding two late goals in the first leg, Liverpool are still not assured of a place in Champions League final. The second leg is scheduled for next Wednesday, and hence, we expect Jurgen Klopp to rest some of his key players in the game against the Potters.
Last weekend, a weakened Liverpool side could only manage a 2-2 draw at bottom-side West Bromwich Albion. Like the Baggies, Stoke also find themselves in the relegation zone, but we don’t expect the Reds to slip up at home.
Liverpool are placed third in the league table and catching up to Manchester United might be a task too big for them; especially with their focus on Europe.
Stoke are in the middle of a terrible run which has left them in the bottom three of the table. The Potters are placed 19th in the table, and they are four points adrift of the safety.
This game could be the last chance for Stoke to escape relegation. If they lose, results elsewhere could confirm their relegation to the Championship.
Earlier this season, Liverpool registered a 3-0 win over their opponents in the reverse fixture Bet365 Stadium.
Liverpool vs Stoke City – Match Facts
The Reds are without a defeat in their last 19 league games at Anfield.
The Potters are without a win in their last 12 league games on the road.
Liverpool have won their last five meetings with the Potters in Premier League.
Liverpool vs Stoke City – Team News
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain suffered a serious ligament injury against Roma, and he has been ruled out for rest of the season. Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Joel Matip are also expected to miss out for the Reds.
Stoke are expected to be without Lee Grant, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kevin Wimmer for the trip to Merseyside.
Liverpool vs Stoke City – Match Odds
The Reds are huge favourites and you can catch them at their best odds of 3/10 at Unibet. We don’t expect an upset in this game, and we are backing a home win as our prediction.
A draw is available at 51/10 odds at Unibet and Stoke win at 10/1 odds.
Liverpool vs Stoke City – Correct Score Odds
A 2-0 win for the Reds is the most probable outcome according to the odds in the betting market at 13/2 odds at Bet365. However, we are backing a 3-0 home win as our prediction, and this bet is available at 15/2 odds at Bet365.
Liverpool vs Stoke City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Mohamed Salah is the favourite to score in the game at his best odds of 4/7 at Unibet. However, we suspect that Salah might be rested for this game, and thus, we are backing Danny Ings at his best odds of 16/13.
For the visitors, Peter Crouch is available at 4/1 odds at Bet365.
Liverpool vs Stoke City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Liverpool’s attacking prowess coupled with Stoke’s terrible defensive record this season make it easy for us to predict over 2.5 goals in the game. This bet is available at the best odds of 8/15 at Betfair.