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Last updated : 22 August 2008 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 40 and win only 14 of the 71 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2008, as the Reds edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 23 FebLiverpool3 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 12 JanMiddlesbrough1 - 1LiverpoolPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Reds, with 5 goals against.

In complete contrast to Liverpool, Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Boro have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Liverpool's 3 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Middlesbrough find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 3 points they have accumulated from 1 games.

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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 10 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.