Middlesbrough vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 30th April 2017
Kick-off at 14:05 UK / 15:05 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.
There are fears the Chile international may not play again this season after he suffered a calf injury in Thursday's goalless draw with Manchester United.
Willy Cabellero is likely to deputise for Bravo at the Riverside Stadium as City look to strengthen their claim for a top-four finish with a victory that will edge Boro closer to relegation.
Middlesbrough gave themselves with a fighting chance of avoiding the drop with a 1-0 victory over Sunderland last time out, leaving them six points from safety.
With just four games left for Steve Agnew's to secure their top-flight status, securing back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since May 2008 would offer a timely boost to Boro's survival bid.
The hosts are in the penultimate position with 27 points collected so far, meaning they are 7 points from the safety. After the series of poor performances, they finally managed to snatch three points.
In 17 games at Riverside this season, Boro have managed to win only 4; five outings ended without a winner while they were beaten on eight occasions. Two out of the last five games at Riverside Stadium ended with the result of 0-0.
Guardiola’s men are in the fourth position with 65 points, a point less than Liverpool however, City have a game at hand. The guests managed to remain unbeaten since the defeat against Chelsea, beating Hull and Southampton while sharing points with their rivals Manchester United.
Manchester City are the second-best on the road in Premier League. After 17 away games, they registered 11 wins, 5 defeats and a single draw, scoring 36 while allowing 20 goals in the process.
Middlesbrough vs Manchester City: Head-to-head
The two sides already met twice this season. In the Premier League reverse at Etihad Stadium, Middlesbrough snatched a point as the clash ended as a 1-1 draw. However, in FA Cup quarter-finals, City comfortably bested Middlesbrough at Riverside with 0-2.
Middlesbrough vs Manchester City: Prediction
The guests will be motivated to register another three points towards the automatic Champions League qualification. However, with only 4 fixtures to go and a solid gap between them and safety, Boro will be desperate for points.
Middlesbrough vs Manchester City: Bet tips
The first pick will be Under 3 goals at the odds of 2.00.
You could also try Correct Score 0-2 at the odds of 8.00.