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Bet of the day: Benteke to score and Liverpool beat Stoke

| 05.01.2016

Holly Thackeray | January 5, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Christian Benteke bagged two in his last four against Stoke City
  • The Belgian frontman has notched also two in his past three games
  • Liverpool have won four from their previous five versus the Potters

Liverpool feature in a superb 7/2 match special to win and Benteke to score

The Capital One Cup resumes with a cracking semi-final first leg clash between Liverpool and Stoke City, and Coral customers can capitalise on our hand-picked bet of the day, which offers the Reds at 7/2 to win on the night and leading man Christian Benteke to bag (maximum stake £20).

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There is much which appeals about this generously enhanced price, as the Merseysiders and their sharp, in-form Belgian striker both have potent recent records against the Potters…

Reds bold in recent Britannia battles

Northwest juggernauts Liverpool boast a brilliant head-to-head record against their upcoming hosts, with 68 wins to 30, but it is some of their last few frays against Stoke which should encourage.

The Reds have taken the plaudits in four of their past five dust-ups with the Midlands men, and also recorded three triumphs from five previous trips to the Britannia, including a hard-fought victory in August and a 5-3 drubbing back in 2014, showing Liverpool can adapt their approach to this enemy.

Klopp up for the cup

While some clubs often prioritise league duties at the expense of domestic cups, new Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has his eyes on this particular prize and a prestigious Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

The popular German gaffer told press ahead of the game that: “We have to be more aggressive…This cup is important. We have to go for it.

“There’s only one reason to be in tournaments and that’s to win it.”

Liverpool Training Session - UEFA Europa League - Group B - Melwood Training Ground

Klopp will be hoping that intent rubs off on the rest of his charges, who have lost just four matches in 18 across all competitions since the former Borussia Dortmund boss took over.

Benteke enjoys playing against Potters

Making this bet potentially even more profitable is battling forward Benteke. The Belgium international will undoubtedly be the focal point in Klopp’s frontline, with fellow frontmen Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings injured.

Liverpool v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League - Anfield

Though, this is no cause for concern, as Benteke has been a game-changer of late, scoring two in his last three games to look most likely to grab a goal for Liverpool. Five of the former Aston Villa sharpshooter’s seven strikes for his new club have occurred under Klopp’s guidance and he also has an excellent record of two in his last four appearances against Stoke.

So, with Klopp motivating his men and Benteke in-form, don’t miss out on this midweek wager at a super 7/2!


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Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.