Guardiola was praised across the continent in midweek after his side managed a very convincing 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League.
City played something different than any other side Guardiola has managed before direct, powerful football aimed to score as much as possible, not focused on keeping the ball so much. After such a great success, does Middlesbrough stand a chance against them?
Manchester City vs Middlesbrough – 05/11/2016
Betting Odds At The Best UK Betting Sites
Result: Man City 1.22 or 2/9 Draw 7.00 or 6/1 Middlesbrough 15.00 or 14/1
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.20 or 6/5 No 1.61 or 8/13
Historically, we do see that Boro even managed an 8-1 win against City, but before the club was bought by their current owners.
They have met City in the FA cup in 2015, winning the game, so it’s safe to say that they aren’t extremely unfamiliar with wins against the Citizens.
Sadly for them, they don’t seem to be able to produce big surprises this season and seem to rely on short victories against similar-rated clubs.
They only have one defeat away from home this season, but the opponents they’ve met can hardly be called first class.
On the other hand, there’s nothing going wrong with City at the moment. After a bad streak of results, they won 4-0 last time around against West Bromwich and beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Champions League.
They are currently in 1st place and will want to keep the spot at the end of this weekend as well, meaning that a win against Boro is a must. They have no big injury issues in the side, so we expect them to line up their best eleven.
Manchester City vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
From betting perspective it can only lead to one logical conclusion, a home win. Boro won’t score more than one goal, and we’re sure City can score at least 2 or three.
This is also one of the most unbalanced games of the weekend in our opinion, which means that Manchester City -1 or -1,5 are great bets, if you’re looking for higher odds. Good luck!