Stoke vs Liverpool – Wednesday 29th November 2017 – 20:00 

StokeStoke are 19/4 with Eric Choupo Moting at 15/2 to score first.

Stoke face Liverpool at the Bet365 Stadium on Wednesday evening, in a round of midweek matches in the Premier League.

The Potters come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat away against Crystal Palace, a tough result for Mark Hughes' side.

Xherdan Shaqiri (53) opened the scoring for Stoke, with the Swiss international completing a stunning solo effort to make it 1-0.

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek equalised for Hodgson's men just three minutes later (56).

Mamadou Sakho scored the winner for Palace, with the captain first to react and tap home the winner from two yards (90+2), sending the Palace fans into raptures.

 

Mixed Start

Stoke have had a poor campaign by their standards, they currently find themselves in 15th place in the Premier League.

They are on a run of just one win in their last six matches, with wins needed for Mark Hughes.

The Potters must now raise their game and get out of this poor run of form, a home win will be vital for them.

In Liverpool, they face a tough proposition, with the Reds in excellent goalscoring form.

Potters Underdogs

Mark Hughes's side come into this match as underdogs, despite enjoying home advantage.

This will be a tough match for Stoke, despite Liverpool drawing their last two matches.

Stoke will be looking to make it a first win in four matches against the Reds.

StokeMixed Form

Liverpool come into this match in good form, despite drawing two matches when they were in winning positions.

The Reds drew their last game against Chelsea 1-1 at Anfield, a game they will feel is two points dropped.

Mohamed Salah made it ten goals for the season (65), giving his new side a deserved lead against his former employers.

Willian spared Chelsea's blushes, with the Brazillian scoring a fluke goal, with his attempted cross sailing over the head of keeper Simon Mignolet (85).

 

Defence A Problem

The match against Chelsea is the second match that Liverpool have surrendered the lead in.

They drew their previous match against Sevilla 3-3, this despite the fact that the Reds had raced to a 3-0 lead in Seville.

Despite these setbacks the Reds are unbeaten in their last six matches and find themselves sixth in the league.

A win here will be another welcome statement in their quest to challenge for the Premier League top six.

 

Reds Favourites

Liverpool come into this match as the favourites, with their excellent recent form informing the bookies.

The Reds will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches, ideally with a fifth win in seven matches.

Jurgen Klopp's side will be looking for their 54th win in 100 matches against Stoke.

Liverpool are 8/15 with Mohamed Salah at 7/2 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Mane to score first @ 9/2

Tip 2 – Stoke to win 2-1 @ 16/1

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