Betting. Liverpool vs Stoke City [27.12.16] : Reds are in pursuit as Potters weak in defence

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Betting. Liverpool vs Stoke City [27.12.16] : Reds are in pursuit as Potters weak in defence

Premier League

Matchday 18


Bet: Both Teams To Score: Yes

Last matchday Liverpool gained very important morale-boosting win in Merseyside derby over Everton with Sadio Mané scored the only goal on 94th minute. So, as sports betting expert admitted, this helped The Reds to continue Chelsea pursuit being on the second place in standings just six points behind The Blues. Frankly speaking, in December Jürgen Klopp’s side didn’t show solid performance experiencing mini-crisis. Liverpool manages to take only a single point in matches with Bournemouth and West Ham. But according to bets then two wins over Middlesbrough and Everton were earned.

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At the same time Stoke City is a real club of average means in Premier League being in the middle of the standings on 11th place. While betting you should remember that The Potters managed to take two points in last three championship games. Moreover, their last win was fixed on the 3rd of December. Sports betting expert have already predicted that Mark Hughes’ boys perform cyclically rotating solid results with rather long crisis. So, according to bets, this is the new crisis of Stoke City this season.

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Before Premier League started bookmaker bets regarded Liverpool as a title challenger. Especially, the team is free of European matches. And December frustrating performance was coincides with the injury of Philippe Coutinho who is the leader of Red’s attack. But nevertheless Liverpool is considered to be in this game as an obvious favourite with odds of 1.30 while Stoke City was named as underdog (12.00). Betting on a Draw means 5.50 odds.

So to gain more cash you need to place bets on goal performance. Despite 1-0 score in Merseyside derby Liverpool attack is very strong and Stoke City defence is weak enough. That’s why Total Match Goals Over 2.5 (odds 1.50) may go through. Alternatively gamblers can take “Liverpool Win and Over 2.5” (1.61). Moreover, The Potters always score in away matches therefore variant “Both Teams To Score: Yes” (1.95) is possible. For risky-lovers such option available as “Liverpool Win and Both Teams To Score” (2.87).