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Last updated : 25 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday 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 38 and win only 7 of the 61 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline 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:
2008/2009Sat 13 DecMiddlesbrough1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sat 15 MarArsenal1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Gunners have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 1.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Boro have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 62 points from their 33 games. Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 31 points from their 33 games thus far.

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

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 7 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.