Liverpool get the new Premier League campaign under way this weekend as they entertain Stoke in the opening fixture at lunchtime on Saturday. The Reds are emphatic favourites at 2/5 via bet365 to send the Potters, Stan James’s 17/2 underdogs, home empty-handed and it’s 7/2 (Winner.com) to finish all square, just as did in the corresponding fixture last season.
That one finished goalless, a result that BetVictor chalk up at 12/1 on this occasion but Brendan Rodgers has made a few key additions over the summer and even though Luis Suarez won’t feature, his side should have the upper hand.
They’re 11/2 with Stan James to grab the only goal on Merseyside, where Paddy Power post even money against Liverpool holding a lead at the end of each half and Daniel Sturridge is 7/2 courtesy of Stan James to fire the opener.
At the other end meanwhile, Stoke don’t tend to score at Anfield so a Reds clean sheet is on the cards and BetVictor’s 6/5 for the hosts to prevail ‘to nil’ is subsequently hard to resist.