Liverpool v Stoke City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

After their exciting 5-2 Champions League victory over Roma, Liverpool return their attention to the Premier League when Stoke City visit Anfield on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men put themselves in a good position to reach the final with their first-leg victory, although as still fighting to confirm their qualification for next year’s competition.

Latest Odds

Currently eight points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea with three games left to play, they are available at 27/100 (1.27) with SportPesa to bolster their place in the top four with a victory here.

Four points adrift of safety with only three matches remaining, the Potters are available at 43/4 (11.75) to keep their slim survival hopes alive with a shock win on Merseyside.

Peter Crouch Stoke

The hosts let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with bottom club West Brom last weekend, and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them being held to another disappointing stalemate in this one.

Team News

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain went off with a serious knee injury against Roma and is out for the season, joining Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Joel Matip on the sidelines.

Paul Lambert remains without Eric Choupo-Moting, Lee Grant, and Konstantinos Stafylidis, while Kevin Wimmer is a doubt.

Vulnerable Reds

While Tuesday’s impressive Champions League performance will have been daunting viewing for Lambert, the Reds continued involvement in that competition would actually work in his favour.

Liverpool Stoke graphic

With Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury placing further strain on an already depleted squad, the hosts may be forced to field a weakened line-up in preparation for Wednesday’s second leg at the Stadio Olimpico.

This rotation is likely to further unbalance a backline that has conceded two late goals in successive matches, and kept just one clean sheet in four.

Predictions

With Stoke having found the net in four of their last five games, odds of 91/100 (1.91) are well worth backing on them joining a weakened Liverpool team on the scoresheet for a fourth encounter in five.

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