Arsenal face a trip to Middlesbrough at BT Cellnet Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon,
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Apr||Middlesbrough||0 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Dec||Arsenal||2 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 14 Apr||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Arsenal||FAC|
|2001/2002||Sat 29 Dec||Arsenal||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 18 Aug||Middlesbrough||0 - 4||Arsenal||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 14 Apr||Arsenal||0 - 3||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 04 Nov||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 5 conceded.
The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 13 goals, and let in 6.
Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 0 points from their 1 games played so far, Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 3 points they have accumulated from 1 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Gunners's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Middlesbrough, believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Middlesbrough||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Arsenal||Undefeated in last 5 away games.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.