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Last updated : 01 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 35 and win only 9 of the 57 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 31 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 0Man CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Boro have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 40 points from their 31 games played so far, Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 37 points from their 30 matches.

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sky Blues, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 5 away matches.