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Last updated : 13 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Arsenal at Highbury on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 37 and win only 7 of the 58 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2004, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5 - 3 thriller, in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepMiddlesbrough2 - 1ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 3 conceded.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Boro have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 34 points they have accumulated from 20 games. Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 20 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Boro are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Arsenal. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Middlesbrough Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.