FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 08 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 64 games played, Gunners have recorded 23 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 03 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2006/2007Sat 09 SepArsenal1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sat 14 JanArsenal7 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sat 10 SepMiddlesbrough2 - 1ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sat 09 AprMiddlesbrough0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sun 22 AugArsenal5 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Tue 03 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 1ArsenalLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Boro's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Arsenal however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Gunners, and 4 goals against.

Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 11 points from their 15 games thus far. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 37 points from the 15 games played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Gunners have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Riverside Stadium with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
Arsenal No sequences of note