Man City face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 34 and win only 9 of the 56 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2002, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sun 30 Nov||Man City||0 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 12 Apr||Man City||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 23 Nov||Middlesbrough||3 - 1||Man City||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 03 Feb||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Man City||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sun 17 Sep||Man City||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|1997/1998||Fri 17 Apr||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Man City||LD1|
|1997/1998||Sat 20 Dec||Man City||2 - 0||Middlesbrough||LD1|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 7 conceded.
Man City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Sky Blues's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 45 points from their 36 games played so far, Man City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 38 points from 36 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Boro, as the Sky Blues have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Middlesbrough||9 games since last home draw.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Man City||Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.