FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 30 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Manchester City fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Manchester City at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, having won 36 and lost only 9 of the 58 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in December 2004, as the Boro squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 15 MayMan City1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Man City is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Sky Blues have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 18 matches. Man City's 27 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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

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

With Middlesbrough only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Man City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.