Stoke City v Liverpool Match Preview

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Tuesday evening Capital One Cup action comes from the Britannia Stadium and you can view the whole game Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 20:00pm (GMT)Kick Off Time.

Stoke City v Liverpool Match Preview

Stoke have been very strong since the start of November and they have proved that they can take on big clubs at the Britannia Stadium as they have beaten both the Manchester clubs as well as beating Chelsea twice.

They have been especially solid at the back in recent weeks with four clean sheets in their last five matches at home which will give them great confidence of keeping another here coming up against a Liverpool side that have scored just once in their last five away fixtures.

Liverpool have been very inconsistent since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival. After beating both Manchester City and Southampton comfortably combined with other positive performances, people were starting to expect them to get in the top four but they have since fell off and goals especially have been hard to come by for Liverpool.

This is a great opportunity for both sides to make something of this season because although Stoke are performing exceptionally well in the league they are still unlikely to finish in European places and week by week, it is looking more likely that Liverpool will suffer the same fate.

Stoke City Latest Team News:

Stoke will be without Geoff Cameron for this leg of the semi-final following the red card he received against West Brom on the weekend. Stoke will also be without Peter Crouch, Marc Muniesa and Peter Odemwingie through injury.

Liverpool Latest Team News:

Liverpool will definitely be missing Martin Skrtel, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Danny Ings and Divock Origi but Liverpool fans could see the return of Daniel Sturridge once again in this match as well as Captain Jordan Henderson who will give them more mobility in the centre of the park.

Stoke City v Liverpool Head to Head Statistics

09/08/15 BPL Stoke City v Liverpool 0 : 1
24/05/15 BPL Stoke City v Liverpool 6 : 1
29/11/14 BPL Liverpool v Stoke City 1 : 0
12/01/14 BPL Stoke City v Liverpool 3 : 5
17/08/13 BPL Liverpool v Stoke City 1 : 0

These two sides have faced each other on 129 different occasion and in those meetings, Liverpool have been dominant with 65 wins to Stoke’s 30.

But when Stoke have hosted the fixture in 65 past meetings, they have significantly turned it around and at home have beaten Liverpool in 27 of those matches whilst losing 17.

Using head to head statistics alone it would suggest that both teams have a chance of taking all three points in this one because Liverpool are the better side overall but Stoke’s home advantage is crucial.

Stoke City Recent Form

02/01/16 BPL West Brom v Stoke City 2 : 1
28/12/15 BPL Everton v Stoke City 3 : 4
26/12/15 BPL Stoke City v Manchester United 2 : 0
19/12/15 BPL Stoke City v Crystal Palace 1 : 2
12/12/15 BPL West Ham v Stoke City 0 : 0

Stoke are in average form coming into this match with two wins, two losses and a draw in their last five matches but they know they have a chance in this match against an inconsistent Liverpool side.

Liverpool Recent Form

02/01/16 BPL West Ham v Liverpool 2 : 0
30/12/15 BPL Sunderland v Liverpool 0 : 1
26/12/15 BPL Liverpool v Leicester 1 : 0
20/12/15 BPL Watford v Liverpool 3 : 0
13/12/15 BPL Liverpool v West Brom 2 : 2

Liverpool have had the same results as Stoke in their last five matches and have scored just three goals in the process.

Stoke City v Liverpool Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 129 matches that have taken place between these two sides, there has been a total of 349 goals meaning that there has been an average goals per game of 2.71.

And in the 65 meetings in which Stoke City have been the home side, there has been 173 goals scored meaning that there has been an average goals per game of 2.66.

Both sets of data suggest that the game on Tuesday evening will see a minimum of two goals in the game.

Stoke City v Liverpool Current Betting Odds Market

Stoke City are the underdogs to win this game with the online bookmakers and you can obtain a best price of 21/10 with BetVictor – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw does look a possibility in this match and I would be tempted to have a bet on it possibly as a cover with best available odds of 11/5 with Bet365 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

Liverpool are currently the favourites to win this match but this is a match which could go either way because both teams are inconsistent. The best price is 6/4 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers.

Stoke City v Liverpool Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

Cup matches at this stage are difficult to predict because we do not know whether the managers will play a full-strength side or not. In this case, I expect both will make a couple of changes but the majority of the team will remain unchanged.

I expect this match to be a low scoring affair because Liverpool have struggling going forward in recent weeks but their back-line still looks solid and they will be looking to restrict Stoke’s front three in this match.

And as for my saver I have decided to go for a riskier bet on this occasion, I think that this match could play out very similar to Stoke;s home matches against both Manchester United and Manchester City. I could see this game ending either 1-0 or 2-0 to the Potters which would return a healthy amount.

Stoke City v Liverpool Banker & Saver Tips

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