FM Preview: West Ham United v Arsenal 06 Oct 2012

Last updated : 05 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the West Ham United v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground at tea-time on Saturday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 25 of the 62 previous games, with the hosts winning just 15.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was was two seasons ago, in January 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 15 Jan West Ham Utd. 0-3 Arsenal Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 30 Oct Arsenal 1 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 20 Mar Arsenal 2 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 03 Jan West Ham Utd. 1 - 2 Arsenal F.A. Cup
2009/2010 Sun 25 Oct West Ham Utd. 2 - 2 Arsenal Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 31 Jan Arsenal 0 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 26 Oct West Ham Utd. 0 - 2 Arsenal Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Gunners, and 7 goals against.

West Ham United lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 11 points from their 6 games so far.

Arsenal's 9 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
West Ham United 6 3 2 1 9 6 11
Arsenal 6 4 1 1 18 6 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Gunners's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with West Ham United, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
West Ham United Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Arsenal Undefeated in last 7 away games.

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