FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 07 May 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Middlesbrough v Manchester City fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 30 NovMan City0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 12 AprMan City0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 23 NovMiddlesbrough3 - 1Man CityPREM
2000/2001Sat 03 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 1Man CityPREM
2000/2001Sun 17 SepMan City1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
1997/1998Fri 17 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 0Man CityLD1
1997/1998Sat 20 DecMan City2 - 0MiddlesbroughLD1

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City6141897

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

Sequence statistics:
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.