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Friday, September 19, 2008


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liverpool have done very well this season, getting good results against the general opinions of punters, like against united and aston villa. however, liverpool do worst when everyone thinks they'll win, and what could be easier for pool than stoke at home? skrtel and carragher have been doing quite well in central defence, but after a midweek european match, rafa benitez is likely to rest one of them, and bring sami hyypia in. he would also want to count on hyypia's aeria prowess against stoke's long throws, which might seem smart. HOWEVER, rafa would be dumb to try such a move imo, as ricardo fuller is a tricky customer on the deck, and should he be given a one-on-one with hyypia, stoke fans should already start celebrating a goal. also rafa's rotation against supposedly weaker opposition might end up hurting their fluidity and movement. stoke though, are kinda shit, of course, so backing them on a draw or win seems rather foolhardy. instead, take them on the handicap, where only a 3-goal victory for liverpool will make you lose your money.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on stoke city +2.5 @ 1.48 = $7.40

Liverpool won't win by more than 2. Delap has hulk arms and will cause Liverpool tonnes of problems, especially since Reina loves to flap at crosses. I'm going to be putting a small bet on a Stoke win and draw due to the immensely high odds, and there's a fair chance of an upset.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Stoke City +2.5 @ 1.48 = $7.40

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