FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 10 August 2007 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 December 2006, with Man City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Hammers in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 DecWest Ham Utd.0 - 1Man CityPREM
2006/2007Sat 23 SepMan City2 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 15 AprWest Ham Utd.1 - 0Man CityPREM
2005/2006Mon 20 MarMan City1 - 2West Ham Utd.FAC
2005/2006Sun 16 OctMan City2 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sun 27 AprMan City0 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 21 SepWest Ham Utd.0 - 0Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

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 Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.64029812
Man City6024392

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Hammers. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. 9 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 15 .
Man City Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.