The high-flying Liverpool side will face Stoke City in the 36th round fixture of this season’s Premier League competition this Saturday at Anfield. The frantic contest is scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm GMT.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently placed at 3rd position in the league table with 71 points from 35 league games. Coming away with the disappointing last weekend’s 2-2 away draw against bottom-placed West Brom , Liverpool have the tally of 20 wins and 4 defeats in the campaign so far. Meanwhile, disappointing record of 11 draws in the competition has cost the Merseyside club competitive battle against the Manchester duo at top. However, Liverpool have all but secured the Champions League spot which makes them confident ahead of the clash against relegation battlers.
On the other hand, Stoke City are placed second from the bottom in the league table with just 29 points from 35 league fixtures. The visitors have managed 6 wins in the campaign so far and have faced setback in 18 occasions. Following the unsettling run, Stoke are on the verge of relegation as they fall 4 points adrift the safe zone with just 3 games left to play.
Paul Lambert’s men are in a dismal league run with 4 successive defeats from last 6 league games. The Potters managed a 1-1 draw home against Burnley in their last weekend’s league fixture. Following the uncanny league run, the struggling visitors are looking down and out before the massive clash against Merseyside club.
The home side will come into this game without the service of Midfielder Emre Can, who has been ruled out of the season following a back injury.
Furthermore, Midfielder Adam Lallana is still recovering from his muscle injury which keeps him away from the home clash.
In addition, a late thigh injury to defender Joel Matip sees him sidelined for the rest of the season.
The Potters will travel to Liverpool without the service of striker Eric Choupo-Moting, who is sidelined for the game following a groin injury.
Similarly, defender Konstantinos Stafylidis will miss Saturday’s encounter due to the early-month’s rib injury.
Liverpool vs Stoke City Prediction
The Merseyside club hammered Stoke City with a 3-0 hammering score-line in the reverse fixture face-off.
Liverpool are in terrific league form as they look favorites to hunt down the visitors who are fighting for the top flight survival.
We expect Liverpool to dominate the home fixture with massive goal-fest. With the service of prolific striker Mohamed Salah, we predict a 5-0 thumping win for the Reds.
Liverpool vs Stoke City Betting Tips
For the football fans who are thinking about betting on Liverpool vs Stoke City, the chances of earning is high if you place the bet on Liverpool. In bet365, the odd for Liverpool winning the game is 3/10, and for Stoke City, it is 8/1. Meanwhile, if you wish to bet on draw, the odd is 9/2.
Meanwhile, if you are willing to place a bet on a single player to score, then you can go for Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. No doubt the Egyptian striker has been in form of his life with 31 Premier League goals so far. Meanwhile, Salah has been in the socre-sheet in his last three Premier League matches which makes him sure to score in Saturday’s home fixture.