Arsenal face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 63 games played, Gunners have recorded 23 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 25 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2005, the Boro carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 09 Sep||Arsenal||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 14 Jan||Arsenal||7 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Sep||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 09 Apr||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 22 Aug||Arsenal||5 - 3||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2003/2004||Tue 03 Feb||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Arsenal||LGEC|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Jan||Arsenal||4 - 1||Middlesbrough||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough 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 16 goals for the Boro, with 8 goals against.
Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 15 goals, and let in 8.
Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 31 points from their 25 games played so far, Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 45 points from their 24 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Middlesbrough. Away win
|Middlesbrough||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Arsenal||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
9 games since last defeat.