FM Preview: West Ham United v Arsenal 15 Jan 2011

Last updated : 14 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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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 24 of the 61 previous games, with the hosts winning just 15.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2010, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Hammers in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 30 OctArsenal1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2009/2010Sat 20 MarArsenal2 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2009/2010Sun 03 JanWest Ham Utd.1 - 2ArsenalFAC
2009/2010Sun 25 OctWest Ham Utd.2 - 2ArsenalPREM
2008/2009Sat 31 JanArsenal0 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sun 26 OctWest Ham Utd.0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Tue 01 JanArsenal2 - 0West 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 12 goals for the Hammers, with 5 goals against.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

West Ham Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 22 games have yielded only 20 points. Arsenal's total of 40 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.641110813

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Gunners has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to West Ham Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Arsenal No win in the 3 most recent games.