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Last updated : 29 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Liverpool v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 37 and win only 14 of the 67 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Liverpool running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 20 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2004/2005Wed 10 NovLiverpool2 - 0MiddlesbroughLC
2003/2004Sun 02 MayLiverpool2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sat 22 NovMiddlesbrough0 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2002/2003Sat 08 FebLiverpool1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 09 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2001/2002Sat 16 MarMiddlesbrough1 - 2LiverpoolPREM

Recent respective form guides

Liverpool are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Reds in those games, with 5 conceded.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.

Liverpool find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 54 points they have accumulated from 35 games. Middlesbrough's 50 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Reds, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Liverpool Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Middlesbrough 4 games since last defeat.