Middlesbrough vs Manchester City: Preview & Prediction
Middlesbrough will face Saturday afternoon at home to Manchester City in a game that will count for the final round of the FA Cup quarterfinals, the team will try to live up to their much more powerful opponent. Before reading forecast recommended me for this game, here are some of the most relevant issues and statistics on the situation in view of the duel bands scheduled to be played on Riverside Stadium.
In the championship is in full fight to avoid relegation, but during the FA Cup may be just the way to a presence in the European Cups.
Sheffield Wednesday, Oxford United and Accrington Stanley were’re facing opponents in previous rounds of the competition, each time at home, but Aitor Karanka’s mission now people will be more difficult.
The defender Antonio Barragan is uncertain right for this game, while the opposite flank defender, James Husband, will be forced to miss due to injury in the long term.
In the championship leader lost ground against Chelsea, so the FA Cup can be seen as an opportunity to win a trophy by the band’s Pep Guardiola.
He eliminated West Ham and Crystal Palace in the first two games of the competition, at the end of convincing successes (5-0 or 3-0), but then needed a replay to Huddersfield to reach this round.
Ilkay Gundogan Jesus and Gabriel are the players that Pep Guardiola will not be able to rely in order to match both being injured.
Middlesbrough vs Manchester City: Direct Matches
The two teams have faced in a league game this season, Manchester City’s ground when Pep Guardiola’s men have managed only a draw, 1-1.
Middlesbrough vs Manchester City: Betting Tips
Manchester City win – Odds: 1.45
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.75