FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 22 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough pack their bags to visit West Ham United at Boleyn Ground 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Boleyn Ground was within the last three years, in April 2003, the Hammers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Mon 21 AprWest Ham Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 07 DecMiddlesbrough2 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 23 FebWest Ham Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Sat 15 SepMiddlesbrough2 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 19 MayMiddlesbrough2 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 02 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
1999/2000Sat 29 AprWest Ham Utd.0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Middlesbrough however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Boro, and 7 goals against.

West Ham Utd.'s 12 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 12 points from their 9 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Boro to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Middlesbrough take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Undefeated in last 5 away games.
5 games since last defeat.