FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 21 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arsenal v Middlesbrough fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Highbury on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 36 and lost only 7 of the 57 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highbury was less than a year ago, in January 2004, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 03 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 1ArsenalLC
2003/2004Sat 24 JanArsenal4-1MiddlesbroughFAC
2003/2004Tue 20 JanArsenal0 - 1MiddlesbroughLC
2003/2004Sat 10 JanArsenal4 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sun 24 AugMiddlesbrough0 - 4ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 19 AprMiddlesbrough0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 21 DecArsenal2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Gunners, with 6 goals against.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Boro have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 3 points from the 1 games played. Middlesbrough find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 1 points they have accumulated from 1 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Arsenal fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Gunners. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.