Legendary Anfield Road and the next Premier League match Liverpool vs Stoke City.
Away team are Mark Hughes guys. The match must be exciting, given the way Liverpool play with Klopp. The Potters task will consist in dictating their own play and shutting off the air supply to Klopp squad. And indeed, what the current Stoke can do against Liverpool?
It is clear the Reds are match favorites, and so on … But the way Liverpool play in defense – it’s just Youth Sports School textbook “How not to play in defense.” Defenders create moments at the gates, cut short their own attacks development. Besides, as flank defenders (Clyne, Milner) play high game, the holes appear often near the goals. The last defense line is far from being a reliable one, because neither Mignolet nor Karius can guarantee defense. So Liverpool conceded in 12 of the 17 championship matches. WBA, Watford, West Ham, Leicester and Hull have already scored at Anfield…
Stoke City is fairly ordinary team by English standards. But the lineup is good, especially in the attacking chain. Judge for yourself: Crouch, Bony, Shaqiri, Krkić, Allen, Arnautović. The latter, however, misses the match through suspension, yet the gang is decent, as they all have played at the highest level, including the Champions League and the World and European championships. The Potters scored in away matches with Arsenal and MU, scored Man City at home.
Actually, I have no doubt in the hosts scoring, there is no argument here, and this is a case all the haters will agree with me. Stoke conceded in 7 of 8 matches against teams above them in the standings, and Liverpool scores almost always at home…
If away team ability to score raise doubts, then we should remember Stoke was able to score in 13 of the 17 championship matches. The Potters do not score like crazy, but have one goal per game stably. By the way, Liverpool had two clean sheets in a row to general surprise, and the trolls launched Internet meme “Liverpool, is that you?” I hardly believe in Liverpool third clean sheet for a row, after all, one can’t build a defensive rock so fast. And Stoke are not the boys, surely, they will lock horns and fight.
Liverpool to win odds: 1.29 at RealDealBet
Draw odds: 6.00 at TipBet
Stoke City to win odds: 10.00 at YouWin
Under 2.5 odds: 2.50 at YouWin
Over 2.5 odds: 1.50 at RealDealBet