FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 29 October 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 Monday evening, 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 10 of the 58 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2006, 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:
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
2003/2004Sun 30 NovMan City0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 12 AprMan City0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Boro have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man City find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 9 points from their 9 matches. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 11 points from their 9 matches.

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

Middlesbrough are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from City of Manchester Stadium with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man City Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 9 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.