Stoke City vs Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Stoke City vs Liverpool in Premier League.
Stoke City vs Liverpool Match Preview
A struggling Stoke City will look to get back to winning ways when they take on Champions League qualification-ambitious Liverpool side. This Stoke City vs Liverpool fixture will be played at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke on Wednesday, November 29., so read the betting preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
Stoke City is under serious pressure as they currently occupy the 15th place after 13 games (13 pts, W3, D4, L6). That is just three above the relegation zone and manager Mark Hughes is feeling the heat of the moment. The 2-1 loss to bottom-placed Crystal Palace last weekend despite leading from a Shaqiri goal should shake home side so they will be fully motivated to make good result against Liverpool. They have picked up just one win in the last six Premier League matches (D2, L3) while at home it is one win in five recent matches (D2, L2). They have conceded two goals in each of their last three matches and in eight of their last 10 PL matches, they conceded at least two goals. Stoke, traditionally known for being sturdy at the back, are struggling to contain even moderate attacks in the league.
Their challenge is all the more difficult because their visitors Liverpool are one of the top attacking sides this year. The Reds are trying to make a dash towards the top-four and are currently sixth in the table (23 pts, W6, D5, L2). Only three points separate them from Chelsea and therein lies the opportunity for Jurgen Klopp’s men to climb up the ladder. They have already scored 25 goals which is behind only Manchester City (42) and Manchester United (28) this season. However, they are prone to defensive errors and have conceded 18 goals so far which is second only to Watford (21) in the top 10. Away from home, the Reds are yet to keep a clean sheet in six matches (W2, D2, L2) where they have conceded 16 goals and scored 12.
Stoke City vs Liverpool H2H
This is a fixture Liverpool have traditionally dominated and boast a record of 76 wins, 40 draws and 36 losses. They have dominated the recent meetings too as Stoke City vs Liverpool fixture saw five wins and one loss in the last six encounters.
Stoke City vs Liverpool Team News
Stoke City will be without Jack Butland, Geoff Cameron, and Stephen Ireland.
For Liverpool, Adam Lallana could make a return to the starting line-up after appearing as a substitute last weekend while Joel Matip is a doubt with thigh strain.
Stoke City vs Liverpool Probable Line-ups
Stoke City: Grant, Zouma, Shawcross, Wimmer, Jese, Fletcher, Allen Pieters, Shaqiri, Crouch, Chuopo-Moting.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Milner, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Stoke City vs Liverpool Predictions
Three out of seven Stoke’s home matches have seen four or more goals scored while Liverpool have done so on all but one of their away trips this season. Cue for goals? We expect the match to go along the same lines and see four goals or more. Also, back the visitors to win the match.