Liverpool had a big win in the Champions League and now they will look to prepare for the second leg in Roma. Before that can happen, the Reds will be hosting Stoke City in a game which has no real significance to the home side. Either way, we should expect a good performance from Liverpool since they will look to keep up their good form.
Stoke City look like they might be relegated. The away side is a long way away from safety and with time running out, it seems like a lost cause. That being said, I am expecting the visitors to put 100% into this game since a win will spark life into a team which seems dead at the moment. It will be tough to beat Liverpool since the Reds are in amazing form at the moment and at Anfield.
As far as Liverpool are concerned, they need to get through this game avoiding any injuries. I am expecting the big players such as Salah, Mane and Firmino to all be rested and many reserve players getting some playing minutes. This will be an opportunity for many of the squad players to put up a strong performance and get a feel of what it is like playing for Liverpool at Anfield. That being said, I still expect Liverpool to win this game since Stoke are simply at a stage where it seems impossible that they will make it to safety.
As far as betting is concerned, I think that we are getting a pretty good price to wager on the over 2.5 goals. Liverpool play a very attacking style of football and even without their top players, they should still be able to score many goals past a weak Stoke defense. This is a safe bet and it is the best bet for this game.