FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 10 May 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Manchester City fixture

Man. City face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Sunday 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 36 and win only 10 of the 60 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 07 OctMan. City3 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Man. City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Sky Blues have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 39 points from their 37 matches. Man. City's 55 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

The away form of the Sky Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Middlesbrough. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Man. City 4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.