Boro may make their mark before Citizens pull away
Manchester City showed what they are capable of with a 3-1 win at home to Barcelona on Tuesday and they can cap a top week against Middlesbrough.
Pep Guardiola’s men look impressive in attack but have a tendency to lose concentration at the back and may offer up opportunities to Boro, who have lost just once on the road this season. Boro could find the net but a positive result is unlikely.
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Man City Fernandinho (knock) is a doubt and Vincent Kompany hopes for a recall after failing to feature in the last two games.
Middlesbrough Cristhian Stuani and Marten De Roon are available after injuries but Daniel Ayala (ankle) is a doubt and Gaston Ramirez is suspended.
Manchester City have kept one clean sheet in their last ten matches