Struggling Boro could pinch consolation
Manchester City were contained by a defensive masterclass from neighbours Manchester United on Thursday but are likely to cut loose at the Riverside.
Middlesbrough have to try to push for three points but could leave themselves horribly exposed against a City attack boosted by the return to fitness of Gabriel Jesus.
The Citizens should get the win they need to further their top-four hopes but may concede a consolation goal to a Boro side fighting for their lives.
Man City to win and both teams to score
1pt 19-10 Betfair
Gaston Ramirez is available after a suspension but Daniel Ayala is a doubt after twisting his ankle.
Gabriel Jesus is pushing for greater involvement after being used as a late substitute on Thursday. Ilkay Gundogan and Claudio Bravo are sidelined while David Silva and John Stones are injury doubts. Bacary Sagna is back in the squad after five weeks out.
Manchester City have scored at least two goals in five of their last six Premier League away games.