Compared to last season it has all gone wrong for Liverpool this season. Last season Liverpool qualified for the Champions League and where in touching distance of winning the Premier League title.
This season they have failed to qualify for the Champions League and if the Reds lose today they could finish a poor seventh in the Premier League.
Today’s game will be Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s 710th and final appearance for the club. Liverpool go into this game having won just once in their last five games while Stoke have lost just once in their last six.
Football Betting Offers – Liverpool are 23/20 for the win, with Stoke at 12/5, and the Draw at 5/2.
Stoke – Stephen Ireland has a back injury while strikers Peter Crouch and Peter Odemwingie are also major doubts. Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could be given the nod above Jack Butland in goal.
Liverpool – Brendan Rodgers says unsettled Raheem Sterling is available for selection despite the speculation over his future. Striker Mario Balotelli is however unlikely to be play.
Things at Liverpool are not great at the moment and while Stoke aren’t the best side either, there may be a bit of value in backing them for the home win here. Liverpool where easily beaten by Palace last weekend at Anfield and could find proceedings tough today at the Britannia Stadium. Home win!
Top 3 Bets
Over 2.5 Goals – @4/5
Stoke to win – @5/2
Both teams to score – yes @4/6