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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Mon 06 Dec||Middlesbrough||3 - 2||Man City||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 May||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Man City||PREM|
|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|
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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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
|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.