2016-2017 English Premier League Match Prediction: Liverpool vs. Stoke City

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Match Venue: Anfield
Match Date: 28 December 2016

 

12BET (Football Tips) Liverpool excellent play will continue as they try to bump off Manchester City on the second spot and cut down Chelsea’s nine point deficit over them. With them holding the home turf comes a little chance for Stoke to win this rally.

 

Head to Head Matches

04/10/2016      Liverpool 4:1 Stoke

01/26/2016      Liverpool 0:1 Stoke

01/05/2016      Stoke 0:1 Liverpool

08/09/2015      Stoke 0:1 Liverpool

05/24/2015      Stoke 6:1 Liverpool

 

Team Analysis

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s men will be keen to outclass their visitors in this rally as they want to move away from Arsenal whom they are tied in terms of points. The challenge is on for the Reds as they want to secure a spot for UEFA Champions League next season.

Liverpool managed to win in the Merseyside derby as Sadio Mane found the net before the match ends.  The Senegal forward was the primary distributor of points, and is expected to continue it as the competition progress.

The club won’t surely settle for third as they try to snatch away the second spot against the Citizen. The team’s home record is not as successful as it may seem, but they can still use this to beat their visitors.

Stoke City

The Potters continuously search for a win here, although they get to have a stalemate result over Leicester in their most recent game. The said campaign have also result to a three game ban of Jamie Vardy which put the current champ in danger of joining the squad in the relegation zone.

The penalty kick from Bojan and Joe Allen’s goal have helped Mark Hughes side to go for a draw. Stoke will need to step-up their game and have a tactical defense as the goals of the Foxes came during the second half.

Winning this will be essential for them as they can climb a better position on the league ranking, moving on the 10th place is possible.

Prediction

Liverpool is undeniably the superior team here, with their excellent form comes the higher chances of winning. They will surely extend their win here into a consecutive three after their narrow triumph over Everton.

Meanwhile, Stoke is expected to earn a point in this rally as they manage to find the net on six consecutive away games.

Liverpool 1.27 (this odd might change)

Score: 3-1


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