FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 31 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Arsenal v West Ham United fixture

Arsenal are ready to welcome West Ham United to Highbury on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 55 games played, Gunners have recorded 26 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 14 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Highbury was more than three years back, in January 2003, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 24 SepWest Ham Utd.0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sun 19 JanArsenal3-1West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 24 AugWest Ham Utd.2 - 2ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Wed 24 AprArsenal2 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 15 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2000/2001Sat 03 MarArsenal3 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 21 OctWest Ham Utd.1 - 2ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 4.

The Hammers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 37 points they have accumulated from 22 games. West Ham Utd.'s 32 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.6402111012

FootyMad's prediction ...

Gunners are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
West Ham Utd. 4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.