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Last updated : 06 February 2009 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 at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 38 and win only 10 of the 61 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2007, with Man. City running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Wed 29 OctMiddlesbrough2 - 0Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sun 11 MayMiddlesbrough8 - 1Man. CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Boro have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Man. City's 28 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 22 points from their 24 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. City631210810

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 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Middlesbrough 7 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.