Liverpool vs Stoke City by Estebaneiro

Liverpool
VS
Stoke-City
I think that it's worth taking a shot. Liverpool is clear favourite here, but it might not be as easy task with Coutinho still ruled out and Firmino facing charges for drunk driving. Last Monday they have played a tough match vs Everton (with 4 cards BTW), and now they will have a seemingly easy task, but it might turn out harder than it looks like on the first sight, as Stoke looks a lot different than when the season started.

 

However,what they seem to draw a lot is cards, with last week match vs Leicester having 9 cards, vs Southampton 4, vs Arsenal 0, Burnley 5, Watford 5, Bournemouth 6, West Ham 5 and we could probably count them even further. Not all of them are being shown to Stoke players, but they do have a fair share of cards this season (I have counted 32 so far), and they seem to be antagonizing their opponents quite freely as well. Stoke manager even complained recently after Arnautovic being sent off, that Stoke is suffering injustice due to their bad reputation from the past seasons, and I think there might be something to it, but I also believe that there are players who are playing there for a long time like Shawcross or Adam, who are just fighting type, and Joe Allen is the type and he alreay got 5 cards this season.

 

This match won't be easy for Stoke defence, especially with fast paced Liverpool offensive schemes, which might trigger some late tackles. Hard fight from Stoke is to be expected, but Liverpool also have the likes of Henderson (6 cards) or Lovren (4 cards) who do not hesitate to stop the opponent at all cost. I think that there is a strong chance that we see some cards here, although it's a pity that Arnautovic can't play, as he often got booked as well.

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Pick Bookmaker Odds Stake Result
Over 3,5 cards Bet365 1.83 8 4-1 LOST (-8 units)
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Comments (2)
chocoluvgal
I like your pick choize....as long as you know the game.
12/27/2016 - 13:07
alex
yester i watched hull city vs manchester city.
there was many reasons for giving cards specially to MC but ref refused.
it all depend of ref.
12/27/2016 - 14:28
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