Liverpool v Stoke Tips

SkySports1 Tuesday 26th January / 7.45pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Peter CrouchAnytime Goalscorer5/1Betfair
Roberto FirminoFirst Goalscorer5/1Bet365
Liverpool 1-0Correct Score5/1Bet365
Stoke 1-0Correct Score10/1Bet365
DrawHalf-Time Result6/5Bet365

Liverpool take a 1-0 lead into this semi-final second leg and they are no bigger than the 1/8 with Ladbrokes to qualify for the final, while Stoke are 6/1 with BetVictor.

However, the Reds frailties at the back were once again exposed on Saturday when Norwich breached their defence on four occasions, and with players missing it’s far from certain that Liverpool will win this game.

Indeed, the Reds have won only four of their 11 league games at Anfield this season.

However, bookies make them odds-on favourites to win inside 90 minutes – Coral offer 4/5, while Stoke can be backed at 17/4 and the draw at 14/5 – both at Bet365.

Liverpool’s frailties at set pieces are well known, and if former Liverpool player Peter Crouch starts he is worth backing at a massive 5/1 with Betfair to score at any time.

Roberto Firmino has scored a brace in two of Liverpool’s last three league games and the Brazilian is a standout 5/1 with Bet365 to score first.

Stoke’s Premier League away record this season is W4, D4, L4, with three of those away wins by 1-0 scoreline.

Liverpool have beaten Stoke 1-0 twice this season and their last three meetings at Anfield have resulted in two 1-0 home wins and a 0-0. We suggest backing both 1-0 scorelines with Bet365, who refund losing Correct Score bets on games that end 0-0.

Finally, we recommend backing a draw at half-time at best odds of 6/5 with Bet365 – a bet that would have won in each of Liverpool’s last seven league games here.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Peter CrouchAnytime Goalscorer5/1Betfair
Roberto FirminoFirst Goalscorer5/1Bet365
Liverpool 1-0Correct Score5/1Bet365
Stoke 1-0Correct Score10/1Bet365
DrawHalf-Time Result6/5Bet365