TWO teams at the opposite sides of the table meet at the Riverside Stadium in a Premier League clash on today.
Manchester City are locked in a fierce battle for a top four spot whilst Middlesbrough’s short return to the Premier League looks all-but over despite their win over Sunderland.
City boss Pep Guardiola will be concerned that his team may suffer from fatigue having played rivals Manchester United just three days prior.
But he will take comfort knowing Boro have won just three matches at home this season.
Here’s all you need to know about the encounter.
What is the latest Middlesbrough team news?
Daniel Ayala is out but Antonio Barragan is on the bench.
Grant Leadbitter hasn’t recovered in time whilst Victor Valdes remains sidelined.
What is the latest Manchester City team news?
David Silva is still out with injury after missing the Manchester United match and is replaced by Alex Garcia.
Gabriel Jesus starts after coming off the bench in the derby.
John Stones and Fernandinho are available but Claudio Bravo will miss the rest of the season with injury picked up against United.
What time does Middlesbrough vs Manchester City kick-off?
The Premier League clash kicks-off at 14:05 on Sunday April 30
What TV channel is Middlesbrough vs Manchester City on?
Despite being played on Sunday, the match will not be shown live on TV. You can follow all updates with Sun Sport’s dedicated Live Blog.
Manchester City: LWWLD
- Middlesbrough have lost only one of their 10 Premier League matches at home to Manchester City (W7 D2 L1), including an 8-1 demolition of the Citizens in May 2008.
- Manchester City have won three of their last five meetings with Middlesbrough in all competitions (D1 L1), including in the FA Cup in January (2-0).
- Sergio Aguero has scored in both games against Middlesbrough in all competitions this season.
- Manchester City have already won more away games this season (11) than in any previous Premier League season, and a point in this match would set a new away points record in a single PL campaign for the club (currently 34 – the same as in 2011-12, 2013-14 and 2014-15).