FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 23 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to 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 lose 17 and win only 7 of the 29 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Wed 25 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 0West Ham Utd.FAC
2008/2009Sat 14 FebWest Ham Utd.1 - 1MiddlesbroughFAC
2008/2009Sat 01 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 22 DecMiddlesbrough1 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 15 SepWest Ham Utd.3 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 31 MarWest Ham Utd.2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 11 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM

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. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Boro have conceded 16 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

West Ham Utd.'s 48 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 32 points from their 37 games thus far.

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

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

Nothing appears to be going right for the Boro out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at West Ham Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.