FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 14 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Middlesbrough fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Emirates Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 38 and lost only 7 of the 60 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was just last season, in September 2006, 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:
2007/2008Sun 09 DecMiddlesbrough2 - 1ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. The Gunners have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Boro's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 66 points from the 29 games played. Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 30 points from their 29 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Middlesbrough is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Gunners in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.