Middlesbrough vs Liverpool
England Premier League.
Date: Wednesday, 14th December 2016,
Kick-off at 19:45 UK.
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough is struggling in the English top flight at the moment with only a win in their last five outings. They are currently down in the 16th spot in the overall standings, only three points above the bottom three relegation area.
The Boro was nipped by Southampton, 0-1, on the road at the St. Mary's Stadium on Sunday for their second loss in the past four rounds, as per Goal.
After a goalless first half of action, Moroccan midfielder Sofiane Boufal netted the lone goal of the contest in the 53rd minute with a left-footed strike that curved into the top corner of Boro goalkeeper Victor Valdes' net.
Head coach Aitor Karanka's squad was not able to respond with any goals as they failed to keep much of the ball possession throughout the match.
Meanwhile, Liverpool was held to a 2-2 draw by lowly squad West Ham United in their own home ground of Anfield also last Sunday, Yahoo Sports reported.nglish midfielder Adam Lallana broke the game's deadlock for the Reds early in the fifth minute with a volley shot from the left side of the box.
However, the Hammers netted the next two goals, courtesy of midfielders Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio in the 27th and 39th minutes, to take the lead away from head coach Jürgen Klopp's side.
The Reds was able to find the equalizer three minutes after the restart with a goal from Belgian striker Divock Origi off a rebound play after West Ham keeper Darren Randolph blocked a shot by Sadio Mane.
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.
Middlesbrough vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap – Middlesbrough +1.5 at the odds of 1.525