High-flying Liverpool later Saturday take on a Stoke side which is safely ensconced in mid-table and has lost its last three matches.
A safe win for the Reds, right? Well, we don’t think so.
Liverpool have shown some form of late, being unbeaten in their last five games, including three wins. However, they have suffered some key injuries of late, with Sadie Mane out for the season and Adam Lallana with unavailable. Add into this doubts about Philippe Coutinho and the once-feared forward line has been shredded.
At the same time the defensive worries remain, as typified by Bournemouth’s late equaliser Wednesday.
It’s true Stoke have lost their last three games, but two were away from home and the last game at the bet365 Stadium was a narrow defeat to likely champions Chelsea.
You can be sure manager Mark Hughes will have his team fired up to stop the rot, and will be targeting Liverpool’s well known set piece weakness.
Odds of 3/1 generally available for a home win offer value.
Recommendation: Stoke to win versus Liverpool at 3/1, generally available
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