FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 10 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v West Ham United fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain West Ham United at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, having won 15 and lost only 5 of the 27 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2006, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Boro in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 23 AprMiddlesbrough0-1West Ham Utd.FAC
2005/2006Mon 17 AprMiddlesbrough2 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While Boro have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of West Ham Utd. is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Hammers have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 11 points from 11 matches. West Ham Utd. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 11 points from their 11 matches.

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

None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the Boro. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 24 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
West Ham Utd. Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.