Middlesbrough welcome Liverpool to the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday and both teams will surely be desperate to claim a victory on the night following disappointing results over the weekend.
Middlesbrough Match Betting News
Middlesbrough have been very solid since earning promotion into the Premier League but they do tend to struggle to score goals and once again, their inability to find the back of the net resulted in a 1-0 defeat against Southampton last weekend.
Boro are a much stronger side at home though and one can be sure that manager Aitor Karanka will be eyeing up a good result when a stuttering Liverpool side pay a visit to the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday night.
George Friend, James Husband, Alvaro Negredo and Gaston Ramirez are all struggling with injuries ahead of the clash and it will be interesting to see if anyone of the aforementioned four players will be fit in time to feature against Liverpool.
Liverpool Match Betting News
Liverpool enjoyed a rampant start to their Premier League campaign but they most certainly have been brought back down to earth following a defeat against Bournemouth and then a draw at home against West Ham United.
Despite being stunning in attack, Liverpool’s undoing so far this season has been their ability to prevent the concession of goals and if the Reds are to get back to winning ways, they will surely need to keep things tight at the back during the clash against Middlesbrough in midweek.
Adam Bogdan, Philippe Coutinho, Danny Ings, Marko Grujic, Daniel Sturridge, Emre Can, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Sheyi Ojo lead the long line of injury concerns manager Jurgen Klopp has to contend with ahead of the encounter.
Middlesbrough vs Liverpool Match Prediction
Liverpool actually suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough during their last visit to the Riverside Stadium back in 2009 but that was admittedly a long time ago and it has to be said that the Reds head into Wednesday’s clash as favourites.
Liverpool may have been struggling at the moment but Middlesbrough do not seem to possess the attacking firepower to take advantage of the Reds’ weak backline and as a result, the away side should be able to claim the three points on the merit of their fantastic frontline.