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Last updated : 09 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Arsenal fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Arsenal at Riverside Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 62 games played, Boro have recorded 24 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Boro in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 09 AprMiddlesbrough0-1ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sun 22 AugArsenal5 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Tue 03 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 1ArsenalLGEC
2003/2004Sat 24 JanArsenal4 - 1MiddlesbroughFAC
2003/2004Tue 20 JanArsenal0 - 1MiddlesbroughLGEC
2003/2004Sat 10 JanArsenal4 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sun 24 AugMiddlesbrough0 - 4ArsenalPREM

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 goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 3 against.

Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 4 points from their 4 games played so far, Arsenal's 6 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Middlesbrough's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Arsenal. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Arsenal Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.