Good afternoon and welcome to Manchester City v Middlesbrough, brought to you by Manchester City’s official betting partner Betsafe.
Pep Guardiola’s men are the Premier League leaders going into this one and looking to hold on to top spot with a second victory in a week after running out 3-1 winners over Barcelona on Tuesday.
A blaze of attacking football that night, Man City were spurred on by performances that really stepped up to the occasion, and the La Liga champions were no match for their quick passing.
But Middlesborough are proving they are no pushovers, three positions clear of the relegation spot, with some dangerous weapons up front and coming into this one off the back of a 2-0 win over Bournemouth. The Teessiders also have one-time Man City man Alvaro Negredo in their ranks, which sets up an emotional reunion.
Strap yourselves in for what should be an enthralling 90 minutes of action at the Etihad!