Liverpool v Stoke City tips – all square in this mid-table clash

Liverpool can’t be backed at odds-on against an unpredictable Potters outfit

Liverpool v Stoke City tips – all square in this mid-table clash

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November 27th, 2014

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Brendan Rodgers claims that Wednesday’s 2-2 draw away to Ludogorets could be a season-changing result, although a Champions League point against the Bulgarian champions is nothing special.

Nor is the domestic form leading into this match, with Liverpool having lost 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Sunday and Stoke City will consider this a great time to be making the short trip to Merseyside.

Mark Hughes has already seen his team win at Manchester City and Tottenham this season, suggesting that the Potters certainly won’t have an inferiority complex coming into the encounter, with Stoke having also come close to landing three points at Loftus Road.

Coral offer 9/2 about an away win at Anfield which isn’t a bad price considering Liverpool are flailing without Daniel Sturridge in attack, while the Reds defence continues to be particularly flaky from set pieces.

Bet365 offer 4/6 about a home win but would it really surprise you if Liverpool fail to get three points on the board, with former players Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch looking to make an impact on their return to Anfield.

Ultimately, the 3/1 about the draw looks a decent shout about two evenly-matched teams, with Rickie Lambert set to continue in attack for the home side and Steven Gerrard potentially starting on the bench after his midweek endeavours.

Draw @ 3/1 with bet365

Saturday 29th November 2014
West Brom v Arsenal 12:45
Burnley v Aston Villa 15:00
Liverpool v Stoke 15:00
Man Utd v Hull 15:00
QPR v Leicester 15:00
Swansea v Crystal Palace 15:00
West Ham v Newcastle 15:00
Sunderland v Chelsea 17:30

Sunday 30th November 2014
Southampton v Man City 13:30
Tottenham v Everton 16:00

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