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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Feb||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
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
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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
|Middlesbrough||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.|
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
|Arsenal||No sequences of note|