Arsenal vs Middlesbrough Odds – Saturday 22nd October 2016 – 15:00
Arsenal are 1/4 with the draw at odds of 19/4 and Middlesbrough are 11/1
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Arsenal welcome Middlesbrough to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the Gunners in excellent form.
Arsene Wengers’s side come into this match on the back of a 6-0 win against Ludogorets, in the clubs biggest Champions League win.
Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring (12), with Theo Walcott (42), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (46) and a first hattrick for Mesut Ozil (56, 83, 87).
The German international is normally known for his incredible assists, this time he went from provider to lethal finisher with a hattrick inside 31 minutes.
Arsenal In Excellent Form
Arsenal come into this match in excellent recent form, winning their last six successive Premier League games.
They have won a variety of games, comfortably against Chelsea, a last minute win against Burnley and edged out Swansea in a five goal thriller last weekend.
The Gunners appear to have finally found the necessary mettle to end their 12 year wait for the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger’s side have only lost one game this season and that was the opening game against Liverpool.
Arsenal currently find themselves in 2nd place, level on 19 points with leaders Manchester City and they will be targeting top spot come Saturday afternoon.
They will be looking to register their seventh win of the season, they have suffered one defeats and one draw as well.
Their recent record against Middlesbrough is excellent, they haven’t lost in their last five meetings in all competitions.
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Middlesbrough travel to the Emirates in poor form, they have lost four of their last six Premier League games.
They lost their last fixture against Watford 1-0, a result that still sees them yet to win at the Riverside in the Premier League.
A stunning strike from Jose Holebas (54) was enough to earn the visitors all three points and consign Boro to another home defeat this season.
Given the personnel recruited by the newly promoted side they should be faring much better, they will be looking for a morale-boosting win this weekend.
Boro Seek Momentum
Middlesbrough will have targeted a point against Arsenal as a minimum requirement, they have seriously struggled in their last six Premier League games.
Aitor Karanka’s side had enjoyed an excellent start, with four points from their opening two games, but just two points from their last six has seen them hover just above the relegation zone.
Boro along with Sunderland are bottom of the form table as it stands, they will need to discover their winning streak soon.
Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to register just their second win of this new Premier League season.
This will be a tough fixture for Middlesbrough, given their own poor form and Arsenal’s outstanding form in all competitions.
Aitor Karanka’s side will be looking to improve on their overall record against the Gunners, with 26 wins, 30 draws and 57 defeats from 113 matches.
Both teams are 11/10 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Arsenal are Alexis Sanchez at 100/30, with Lucas Perez and Olivier Giroud at 7/2. For Middlesbrough, Alvaro Negredo is at 11/1 with Jordan Rhodes at 12/1.
The last time that these two sides met Arsenal won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 9/2.
Arsenal vs Middlesbrough Odds
Tip 1 – Sanchez to score first @ 100/30
Tip 2 – Arsenal to win 3-1 @ 10/1
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