Liverpool vs Middlesbrough – Premier League
Sunday 21st May 15:00, Anfield
Match Preview and Betting Tips
The mission for Liverpool is simple, win tomorrow and they guarantee Champions League football at Anfield next season, no matter how results go elsewhere.
Klopp and co sit a point ahead of Arsenal and 2 behind Man City, so there is still a chance that Liverpool could finish in the top 3. However, a draw or defeat on the final day of the season and a win for Arsenal, would see the Gunners pip Liverpool to the final CL spot.
Already relegated Middlesbrough provide the opposition at Anfield tomorrow, and while some may fear playing against a side who have nothing left to play for, others will see this as the best the Reds could have hoped for knowing they need a victory.
The hosts have won four of their last six matches and easily lead Middlesbrough in the form guide, with the visitors losing four during that same period.
Negredo has notched 9 league goals for Boro this season, but even his best efforts just haven’t been up to standard and relegation always looked likely. Coutinho could leapfrogged teammate Mane as Liverpool’s top league goalscorer tomorrow, with the Brazilian one behind the Senegalese inside forward on 12.
I’ve gone with the bookies and put my money on the home side winning this game, and I think it will be a very routine victory. I can see Liverpool keeping a clean sheet, with over 2.5 goals in the game and the most likely final score being a comfortable 3-0.
Liverpool | WWLWDW
Middlesbrough | LLWDLL
Liverpool vs Middlesbrough Stats
These two sides have met 127 times before, and as it stands Liverpool hold a 24 win advantage in the head to head record.
When the pair locked horns in December at the Riverside, Liverpool dominated the game and ended up running out comfortable 3-0 winners.
Man of the Match Lallana scored a goal in each half, with Belgian forward Origi sandwiching one in between as the visitors cruised to victory.
Boro managed just 3 shots on target and had only 38% of the possession, so they can’t have any complaints about the final score.
Liverpool have W58-D35-L34 against Middlesbrough
Goals Scored: Liverpool 218 | Middlesbrough 153
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