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Opta Stats: Liverpool v Middlesbrough

Will Jurgen Klopp be smiling after Liverpool's match with Middlesbrough?
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Liverpool need to beat Middlesbrough to ensure they finish in the top four. Opta are on hand with the statistical analysis.

"Middlesbrough will finish the season with their fewest wins in a Premier League campaign (five so far this season, previous lowest was seven in 2008/09)."

Liverpool are [1.67] to win to nil.

Liverpool are unbeaten against Middlesbrough in their last 21 league games at Anfield (W15 D6); only against Stoke (32), Nottingham Forest (23) and Notts County (22) are the Reds on a longer current unbeaten at home in the league. They are [1.15] to win.

In fact, Middlesbrough are one of three teams to visit Anfield on 10+ occasions in the Premier League without leaving with all three points (Sunderland - 16, Middlesbrough - 14 and Bolton - 13). The draw half-time/Liverpool full-time double result is [4.9].

The Reds have won each of their last four Premier League contests against Middlesbrough at Anfield, scoring 2+ goals on each occasion. Liverpool are [1.5] to win half-time/full-time.

Liverpool have won eight of their 10 Premier League final day games at Anfield (D2), scoring 27 goals. Over 2.5 goals is [1.44].

In contrast, Boro have lost five of their last six top-flight away trips on the final day (D1), although they did record a final day victory on Merseyside in the 1999-00 season, beating Everton 2-0. Middlesbrough are [29.0] to repeat history.

A Liverpool win will see them finish in the top four of the Premier League for only the second time in the last eight seasons. They are [1.14] to secure a place in the top four.

Middlesbrough will finish the season with their fewest wins in a Premier League campaign (five so far this season, previous lowest was seven in 2008/09). Liverpool are [1.67] to win to nil.

All six of Liverpool's Premier League defeats this season have been against sides currently outside the top seven, with their two home defeats coming against 17th placed Swansea and 13th placed Crystal Palace. You can lay Liverpool at [1.16].

Adam Lallana hasn't scored or assisted a Premier League goal in 13 appearances in 2017 so far (1051 mins). Before January 1st this season, Lallana had seven goals and seven assists in 17 Premier League appearances (1205 mins). Under 2.5 goals is [2.78].

Already relegated Middlesbrough have attempted the fewest shots in total (342) and shots on target (97) this season in the Premier League. Under 1.5 goals is [6.0].

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season P/L

Staked: 492 pts
Returned: 495.67 pts
P/L: +3.67 pts

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