FM Preview: West Ham United v Manchester City 11 Dec 2010

Last updated : 10 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Manchester City fixture

Man. City face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues 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 most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 09 MayWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Man. CityPREM
2009/2010Mon 28 SepMan. City3 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sun 01 MarWest Ham Utd.1 - 0Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Sun 24 AugMan. City3 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 20 JanMan. City1 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2007/2008Wed 16 JanMan. City1 - 0West Ham Utd.FAC
2007/2008Sat 05 JanWest Ham Utd.0 - 0Man. CityFAC

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Hammers, with 6 goals against.

The Sky Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Sky Blues, and 4 goals against.

West Ham Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 16 games have yielded only 12 points. Man. City's total of 29 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.6222978
Man. City63309212

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. City are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Man. City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
8 games since last defeat.