Liverpool vs Middlesbrough
England Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21st May 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool welcome Middlesbrough at Anfield in the crucial match of the season. The Reds are only one point ahead of Arsenal and unless they beat Middlesbrough they could drop to the 5th place, out of Champions League zone.
The guests are relegated after collecting only 28 points after 37 matches.
Klopp’s men are in the solid form – in the last three games, they managed to beat Watford and West Ham on the road while only drawing Southampton at Anfield. Liverpool are without a home win in the last three matches, which is definitely a slight concern for German expert.
The Reds have only lost twice at Anfield this season; they have registered 11 wins and 5 draws while scoring 42 and conceding 18 goals in the process.
Since Arsenal is facing Everton, Liverpool could easily see themselves in the 5th place after the final whistle unless they beat doomed Boro, which would certainly be a massive shock and disappointment for their fans.
After suffering the descent to lower tier, Boro have continued in with poor performances as they were beaten by Chelsea and Southampton in the last two rounds.
The guests have earned only 10 points on the road this season. After 18 Premier League visits, their record reads W1 D7 L10 with minuscule 10 goals scored and 27 conceded.
Liverpool vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-head
Boro was easily beaten at Riverside in January’s reverse as the Reds won 0-3. Middlesbrough managed to beat Liverpool back in 2009, but since they were in the lower tier since the two sides weren’t meeting often.
Liverpool vs Middlesbrough: Prediction
Klopp is certainly able to transfer his energy to his players, especially in the pivotal matches, hence Liverpool will most likely pressure from the start and go for an early goal.
Liverpool vs Middlesbrough: Bet tips
The first pick will be Middlesbrough +2.5 AH at 1.88 with Bet365.
You could also try Under 3.5 goals at the odds of 1.67.