FM Preview: West Ham United v Middlesbrough 20 Mar 2012

Last updated : 19 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the West Ham United v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough pack their bags to visit West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 18 and win only 7 of the 30 games.

The previous match played between the two at Boleyn Ground was within the last three years, in May 2009, the Hammers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 29 Nov Middlesbrough 0 - 2 West Ham Utd. Championship
2008/2009 Sun 24 May West Ham Utd. 2-1 Middlesbrough Premier League
2008/2009 Wed 25 Feb Middlesbrough 2 - 0 West Ham Utd. F.A. Cup
2008/2009 Sat 14 Feb West Ham Utd. 1 - 1 Middlesbrough F.A. Cup
2008/2009 Sat 01 Nov Middlesbrough 1 - 1 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 22 Dec Middlesbrough 1 - 2 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 15 Sep West Ham Utd. 3 - 0 Middlesbrough Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

West Ham United haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Boro's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

West Ham United are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 67 points from 36 games.

Middlesbrough's total of 59 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
West Ham United 6 2 4 0 9 4 10
Middlesbrough 6 3 0 3 8 9 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

An indifferent set of results for Middlesbrough on the road, and we believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Boro. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
West Ham United Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Middlesbrough 4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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