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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sat 30 Oct||Arsenal||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Mar||Arsenal||2 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2009/2010||Sun 03 Jan||West Ham Utd.||1 - 2||Arsenal||FAC|
|2009/2010||Sun 25 Oct||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 31 Jan||Arsenal||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 26 Oct||West Ham Utd.||0 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Tue 01 Jan||Arsenal||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 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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||4||1||1||10||8||13|
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
|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.|