Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Arsenal at Riverside Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 65 games played, Boro have recorded 26 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 23 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in December 2007, the Boro carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Mar||Arsenal||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 09 Dec||Middlesbrough||2-1||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Boro have scored 4, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Gunners have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 19 points from their 16 games played so far, Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 29 points from their 16 games.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Riverside Stadium for the Boro and the Madmen are unable to see past Arsenal claiming victory in a close match.
|Middlesbrough||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.|
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Arsenal||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.