I am going to give Boro one more chance, they are at the point of no return now and simply have to win this game to have any chance of survival. City would doubtless take a draw, but the home side will be all guns blazing for a win and if they get a little more luck in front of goal, could earn a priceless victory.They were thumped 4-1 at Bolton last week, yet the scoreline doesn't tell the full story and Middlesbrough enjoyed 58% possession and had 18 attempts on goal, little went right for them in front of the Wanderers goal and on another day, things could have been very different. Boro outplayed both Liverpool and West Ham here recently in a four day period and if the can return to that form, they are fully capable of beating a City side who have themselves only won once in 17 starts, since these two met in the reverse fixture. Boro led that day before a late own goal and then penalty, earned the points for City. Time for the home team's luck to change.
5.5 points Middlesbrough -1/2 ball 2.12 asian line.