FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 16 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v West Ham United fixture

Middlesbrough are ready to welcome West Ham United to Riverside Stadium on Monday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 5 of the 26 games.

The previous match played between the two at Riverside Stadium was more than three years back, in December 2002, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 23 OctWest Ham Utd.2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Boro, with 8 goals against.

West Ham Utd. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Hammers have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 33 matches. West Ham Utd.'s 49 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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

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

Middlesbrough are starting to turn Riverside Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occassion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 13 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
West Ham Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.