FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 14 May 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Middlesbrough fixture

Man City prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 35 and lost only 9 of the 56 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in November 2003, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Mon 06 DecMiddlesbrough3 - 2Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sat 08 MayMiddlesbrough2 - 1Man CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the Sky Blues score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Man City's 51 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Middlesbrough's 54 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Sky Blues's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Middlesbrough. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man City Won 3 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Middlesbrough Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.