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Last updated : 09 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Liverpool v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Liverpool at Anfield at lunchtime on Saturday, 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 68 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 13 AugMiddlesbrough0 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2004/2005Sat 30 AprLiverpool1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sat 20 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2004/2005Wed 10 NovLiverpool2 - 0MiddlesbroughLGEC
2003/2004Sun 02 MayLiverpool2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sat 22 NovMiddlesbrough0 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2002/2003Sat 08 FebLiverpool1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Reds have smashed 12 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 0.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.

Liverpool sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 28 points from their 14 games. Middlesbrough's 19 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Middlesbrough not hitting the right notes away from home at the moment, the Madmen safely assumes that Liverpool will ease to victory over the Boro. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Liverpool Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 3 away matches.