Jurgen Klopp’s men will be looking to bounce back to winning ways, as they have been win-less in their last two games. Liverpool are ready to battle with Middlesbrough when they travel to Riverside Stadium for the Match – day 16 of the Premier League on Wednesday.
The Reds have been brilliant since the start of the season, but they have slipped a bit in their recent games. In their last game against West Ham, they surrendered a 1-0 lead in the first half and later succumbed to a 2-2 stalemate. Prior to date, they lost 4-3 to Bournemouth and are now down to 3rd position with 31 points from 15 games.
On the contrary, Middlesbrough are close to the tail end of the table, they are on the 16th spot with 15 points after 15 games. They have just one win from their last 5 Premier League games. However, Middlesbrough have been good against big teams, they drew Arsenal and Manchester City. They will be hoping to cash in all 3 points against Liverpool when they welcome them in Wednesday.
Middlesbrough vs Liverpool: Head to Head Statistics
The two teams last met in a league cup fixture in 2014, Liverpool were victorious through a penalty shoot-out. They teams were involved in 120 games against each other, with Liverpool winning 55 times and Middlesbrough won 31 games.
Middlesbrough were victorious by a 2-0 margin, when Liverpool visited them at the Riverside Stadium for the last time on 2009. This in turn extended their unbeaten run at home against Liverpool to 7 games. However, 4 matches during the time were draws with Boro winning thrice. Liverpool have managed only 1 goal during those 7 visits. The home record looks certainly good for Boro.
Middlesbrough vs Liverpool: Prediction
Liverpool are tipped as huge favourites to win this game. And they are expected to attack Middlesbrough with ceaseless pressure from the start. While the home team will favour their deep defensive game.
Middlesbrough haven’t lost a home game this season by more than a 1-goal margin. Moreover, they have a good home record against the Reds in recent Premier League games. Also, Liverpool have scored only once in their last 7 visits to the Riverside stadium. Therefore, it will be a better option to back the home side on an Asian Handicap +1.5 for this game.