FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 06 October 2007 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 37 and lost only 10 of the 60 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was less than a year ago, in October 2006, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 17 MarMiddlesbrough0 - 2Man. CityPREM
2006/2007Mon 30 OctMan. City1-0MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sun 02 AprMan. City0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sat 31 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 0Man. CityPREM
2004/2005Sun 15 MayMan. City1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Mon 06 DecMiddlesbrough3 - 2Man. CityPREM
2003/2004Sat 08 MayMiddlesbrough2 - 1Man. CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These games have seen the Sky Blues score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Boro have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Man. City sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 16 points from their 8 games. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 8 points from their 8 matches.

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

Its good news for Man. City fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Sky Blues. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City Won 5 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.