FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 04 November 2006 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 on Sunday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 21 of the 56 previous games, with the hosts winning just 14.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 01 FebArsenal2 - 3West Ham Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Hammers's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

The away form of Arsenal however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 11 goals, and let in 3.

West Ham Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 8 points from 10 matches. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 18 points they have accumulated from 9 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to West Ham Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Arsenal 11 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.