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Last updated : 17 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Liverpool fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Liverpool at Riverside Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 66 games played, Boro have recorded 26 wins, and Liverpool have come away with 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in August 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 DecLiverpool2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While Boro have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Liverpool have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Reds have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 14 points from their 12 games played so far, Liverpool's 17 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Boro. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Won 3 successive home games.
25 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Liverpool 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.