Both teams need these 3 pts for different reasons with Middlesbrough being desperate at this stage. A draw does neither of the clubs much good.
3 pts are crucial for Middlesbrough to climb out of the relegation zone. United also needs the pts to break into the top 4 to earn a Champions League berth.
City still has a slim chance at a treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League so would be foolish not to take this game seriously.
Tottenham Hotspur will be hosting lowly Middlesbrough at home at White Hart Lane in London in an important English Premier League fixture February 4th.
Manchester United are hoping to extend their current winning streak to five games when they host newly-promoted Middlesbrough at Old Trafford on Dec 31st.
5Dimes SOCCER BETTING LINE: 5Dimes currently lists Man City as the favorites to win the game at -411 with Middlesbrough +1390 and a draw at +578
5Dimes SOCCER BETTING LINE: 5Dimes currently lists Arsenal as the favorites to win the game at -375 with Middlesbrough +1158 and a draw at +527
Newly-promoted Middlesbrough faces a tough test this weekend when they take on Tottenham Hotspur in an intriguing English Premier League clash at home.
Middlesbrough vs Norwich City Betting Preview – bet365 has Middlesbrough at 19/10 to win this match and Norwich 6/4 and with 90-minute draw at 23/10