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Capital One Cup Semi Final Leg 1: Stoke vs. LiverpoolPublished January 5, 2016 by Sol FH
Stoke vs Liverpool in game 1 of their Capital One Cup Semi Final draw at Britannia Stadium, live at 20:00 GMT.
It should be an action packed evening of soccer, as Liverpool make the trip to Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City in the first leg of the Capital One Cup Semi Final. Both teams have been having an inconsistent Premier League season so far with only a single point separating them with Liverpool in 8th with 30 and Stoke in 10th with 29. The Reds were able to beat Stoke on the opening weekend of the regular season under Brendan Rodgers but that was only their third win in nine matches at Stoke.
The Potters have beaten all of the top table teams this season at Britannia Stadium this year. They beat Man City and Man United earlier this year and have handed Chelsea two losses therein. Even with a terrible opening to the season, with Stoke going six matches without a win, they have won 11 of their last 17 and are looking in better form under Mark Hughes.
The last quarter of 2015 was a tough time for Liverpool until they hammered Southampton in the quarter-final 6-1 to move on to tonight's Semi Final. Liverpool is simply not scoring enough goals, recording their worst ever total in history, scoring 22 in 20 games. This is due to the fact that they only have one fit striker in Christian Benteke, whom is still not finding his groove.
It will undoubtedly be an interesting match tonight as both teams will be firing all guns to get the early lead and win the first leg. Liverpool are the favorites to win, but the odds are tight and a draw could be the best bet.
Capital One Betting
Stoke's chances of winning are good, but they will need to overcome the underdog position. Bet365 Sports has posted the pre-match odds in favor of the Reds at 2.55, while a Draw is 3.30 and a win for Stoke is at 3.00. There are dozens of pre-match betting opportunities for punters eager to make lucrative cash and to maximize profits, bet365 is offering live in play markets throughout all 90 minutes.