FootyMAD Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 23 August 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Middlesbrough v Arsenal fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 19 AprMiddlesbrough0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 21 DecArsenal2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Sun 14 AprMiddlesbrough0 - 1ArsenalFAC
2001/2002Sat 29 DecArsenal2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Sat 18 AugMiddlesbrough0 - 4ArsenalPREM
2000/2001Sat 14 AprArsenal0 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
2000/2001Sat 04 NovMiddlesbrough0 - 1ArsenalPREM

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.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.