Best Odds - Stoke v Liverpool - Carling Cup

Last updated : 25 October 2011 By Dan Buxton

Stoke City will look to keep their Carling Cup hopes going for this season by progressing in Wednesdays big game.

The visitors are favourites at 13/10 with BetFred and totesport, the draw is 12/5 with BetFred and totesport, whilst a home win is available at 5/2 with SkyBet.

Stoke will hope to repeat the performance against Liverpool earlier this season, when City triumphed 1-0. A repeat of that scoreline is available at 9's with bet365. Quite a few of the Potters home cup wins this season have been by more than one goal. A 3-1 win, to comfortably see City to victory, is available at 37's with 188Bet.

Liverpool will be hoping to make it a trio of away victories in this seasons Carling Cup with victory against City, and 2-0 would do the visitors just nicely. That score is available at 10/1 with BetFred and totesport. Seven of the Potters games last season ended 2-1 so 8's, available with near enough every bookmaker, for a 2-1 'pool win could turn out to be a good bet.

Cameron Jerome will be hoping to make an impact with a probable recall to the side and is 9's with BetFred, totesport, SkyBet and Bet365 to open the scoring whilst Kenwyne Jones has four goals this season for the Potters. The Trinidadian is 8's with BetFred, totesport and Bet365 to score first. Winger Jermaine Pennant hopes to recover from a hamstring injury to play in the cup tie. The former Liverpool winger can be backed at 20's, with Coral, SkyBet and WilliamHill, to break the deadlock.

Luis Suarez looks to be in fine form this campaign and is 11/2 with SkyBet to keep that form going and open the scoring. Craig Bellamy returned to the club on deadline day, turning down Stoke in the process, and is 7's with Ladbrpkes to open the scoring on the night.