FootyMAD's Liverpool match preview

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Liverpool fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Liverpool at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 67 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 November 2006, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 18 AprLiverpool2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 18 NovMiddlesbrough0-0LiverpoolPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Boro have scored 4, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Liverpool's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Reds's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 21 matches. Liverpool find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 38 points they have accumulated from 20 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Riverside Stadium for the Boro and the Madmen are unable to see past Liverpool claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Liverpool Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.