Stoke v Liverpool Betting: Tempting odds for a draw at the Britannia
There is live Premier League action from the Britannia Stadium on Boxing Day as Stoke take on Liverpool in the evening kick-off. There is very little to choose between the sides in the match betting and it is Liverpool who starts favourites, which is perhaps surprising considering Stoke are unbeaten at home and are enjoying a fine run of form.
Stoke are unbeaten in their last eight in the league but they go into this match as a 21/10 chance, while Liverpool are priced 13/10. The draw is available at 23/10 with PaddyPower and that could be the way to go as Stoke have drawn four of their last eight and the Britannia Stadium remains a fortress.
Tony Pulis's side haven't lost at home all season, bar an extra-time loss to Swindon in the Capital One Cup, and they will go into this game full of confidence after earning a hugely creditable 0-0 draw at Tottenham on Saturday. It was the 15th time in 19 games that one of Stoke's matches has finished with under 2.5 goals and the bookies clearly fancy goals will be at a premium this week.
Under 2.5 goals is 8/13 odds on and this Stoke v Liverpool fixture hasn't been one to set pulses racing in recent years. There has only been 11 goals scored in the last nine league meetings between these teams, while at least one team has failed to score during eight of those. Furthermore, both teams have failed to score four times and the 0-0 correct score is a 7/1 punt.
The two sides played out a dour goalless draw when they last met at Anfield in October and Stoke have been hugely impressive defensively this term, keeping nine clean sheets. They have only conceded three goals at the Britannia in the league this season and they are 12/5 to keep a clean sheet with paddypower.
However, Stoke have only scored eight goals at home themselves and Liverpool are 13/8 to keep a clean sheet. Liverpool have had no trouble in scoring goals of late as their last three matches have involved 13 goals. They bounced back from a shock defeat to Aston Villa with a 4-0 win over Fulham at the weekend and Luis Suarez was on target again, with paddypower bookmakers going 5/1 he scores first.
For a touch more value it could be worth a look at Steven Gerrard to score first at 9/1 as the England midfielder has scored two in his last two. He has been a key component in Liverpool's run of just one defeat in their last seven away games, drawing four, but they might have to settle for a stalemate on Wednesday.
Brendan Rodgers' team should be full of confidence after thumping Fulham but the Cottagers have been abysmal away from home all season and taking on Stoke at the Britannia is an all together different kettle of fish, with the 1-1 correct score available at 5/1 for this battle between two mid-table sides.
Stoke v Liverpool Form
Check the season's statistics for both Stoke and Liverpool, plus the odds ahead of Wednesday's match.
Stoke v Liverpool Tips
Tip #1: Draw @ 23/10 with PaddyPower.
Tip #2: Steven Gerrard to score first each-way @ 9/1 with PaddyPower.
Tip #3: Under 2.5 goals @ 8/13 with PaddyPower.
Stoke v Liverpool Betting
Correct Score Odds
15/2 Stoke 1-0
14/1 Stoke 2-0
10/1 Stoke 2-1
7/1 Draw 0-0
5/1 Draw 1-1
13/1 Draw 2-2
11/2 Liverpool 1-0
9/1 Liverpool 2-0
8/1 Liverpool 2-1
First Goalscorer Odds
5/1 Luis Suarez
13/2 Peter Crouch
7/1 Peter Crouch
7/1 Kenwyne Jones
15/2 Jonjo Shelvey
15/2 Cameron Jerome
8/1 Michael Owen
9/1 Steven Gerrard
9/1 Joe Cole
9/1 Raheem Sterling
10/1 Jon Walters
11/1 Charlie Adam
Odds supplied by PaddyPower.com, who provide live betting in-running for all Premier League matches.
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