Opta Stats: Liverpool v Stoke

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Will Jurgen Klopp inspire Liverpool when they play Stoke?

Liverpool will be looking for their second Anfield win this week when they host Stoke? Opta rates their chances.

"Stoke have never scored a second half Premier League goal at Anfield in nine attempts – in fact, in their last 16 league visits, they’ve only scored in the second half once, with Paul Bracewell scoring in March 1983."

Liverpool are 5/61.87 to win half-time/full-time.

Liverpool have never lost in 54 previous home top-flight games against Stoke (W43 D11 L0) - the longest ever unbeaten home run by one team against another in top-flight history. They are 30/1001.31 to win.

Indeed, in all competitions, Stoke have won just four of their 70 away games against the Reds (D13 L53), winning 1-0 in a League Cup semi-final second leg match in January 2016, and three times in the second tier in the 1950s. Liverpool are 6/52.2 to win to nil.

Liverpool have won their last five Premier League meetings with Stoke, since a 1-6 defeat at the Bet365 Stadium on the final day of the 2014-15 season. The draw half-time/Liverpool full-time double result is 7/24.6.

Stoke have never scored a second half Premier League goal at Anfield in nine attempts - in fact, in their last 16 league visits, they've only scored in the second half once, with Paul Bracewell scoring in March 1983. Liverpool are 5/61.87 to win half-time/full-time.

No side has conceded the first goal of a Premier League game more often than Stoke this season (21), while only Manchester City (28) have opened the scoring more often than Jurgen Klopp's side (25). The odds of Liverpool winning by half-time are 8/111.73.

The Potters are winless in 12 Premier League away games (D5 L7), the longest current run in the division and their longest such run since March 2014 (13). A draw is 5/16.2.

Paul Lambert has never lost an away match at Anfield as a manager, winning three and drawing two of his five matches in all competitions. Stoke are 4.1 in the Double Chance market.

Mohamed Salah has scored three goals from just four shots against Stoke in the Premier League, scoring with both shots against them in the reverse fixture. Salah is 1/21.5 to score.

Salah has also netted 31 Premier League goals this season - one more will see him become the outright top scorer in a 38-game season in the competition. He's 11/53.2 to score the first goal.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 448.00 pts
Returned: 464.37 pts
P/L: +16.37 pts

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