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Last updated : 27 February 2009 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 68 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 January 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 23 AugLiverpool2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 3.

The away form of Liverpool however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.

Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 23 points from their 26 games thus far. Liverpool sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 55 points from their 26 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Middlesbrough are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Liverpool running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Liverpool 4 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.