The race for a Top-4 finish in the Premier League this season is heating up, and Manchester City need the points now more than ever. Since the league trophy is no longer a possibility, every win is crucial to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League next season.
Today City face Middlesbrough away from home, and a victory will put City in third place above Liverpool, putting the pressure on the Reds not to drop points as well. City and Boro played out a 1-1 draw at the Etihad in the reverse fixture this season, and another draw is not good for either team.
Boro are likely to go down to the Championship, but they can still survive relegation if they get a famous win against the Sky Blues. Steve Agnew's side could be relegated as soon as next week with a loss against City, so Boro really want to get a victory.
For City, this match is the first of five to finish the season against relatively easy opponents. None of City's future opponents are in the Top-7, meaning the Citizens have a good chance of winning all of their remaining games and finishing in third place, which gives them automatic qualification to the Champions League group stage.
Sergio Agüero scored when City beat Boro at the Riverside last month, and he'll be hoping to lead his team to another important victory on the road. This is a key game, and you must watch it.
Date/Time: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:05pm BST (UK), 9:05am ET, 6:05am PT (USA), 6:35pm IST (India)
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, England
Referee: Kevin Friend
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM PREMIER LEAGUE
Television: Not Televised (UK), Premier League Extra Time (USA), Super Sport 5 (Africa), Star Sports 4 (India), TSN1 (Canada), elsewhere
Online streaming: NBC Sports Live (USA), elsewhere
(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)