FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 28th February 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between West Ham United and Manchester City at 12:30 on Sunday, 1st March 2009 in the Premier League.
Man. City face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground at lunchtime on Sunday, 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 just last season, in January 2008, when they played out a goalless draw 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:|
|2008/2009||Sun 24 Aug||Man. City||3 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 20 Jan||Man. City||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Wed 16 Jan||Man. City||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||FAC|
|2007/2008||Sat 05 Jan||West Ham Utd.||0 - 0||Man. City||FAC|
|2007/2008||Sat 11 Aug||West Ham Utd.||0 - 2||Man. City||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Dec||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Man. City||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 23 Sep||Man. City||2 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Hammers, with 4 goals against.
In complete contrast to West Ham Utd., Man. City are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Sky Blues have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
West Ham Utd.'s 33 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Man. City's 32 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||1||2||3||4||6||5|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Hammers, as the Sky Blues have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|West Ham Utd.||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Man. City||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.