Arsenal face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 21 of the 57 previous games, with the hosts winning just 15.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2006, the Hammers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 07 Apr||Arsenal||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 05 Nov||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 01 Feb||Arsenal||2 - 3||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 24 Sep||West Ham Utd.||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sun 19 Jan||Arsenal||3 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 24 Aug||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2001/2002||Wed 24 Apr||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. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 4 conceded.
The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Gunners, and 1 goals against.
West Ham Utd.'s 10 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 16 points from the 6 games played.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||4||1||1||11||5||13|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at West Ham Utd.. Away win
|West Ham Utd.||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Arsenal||Undefeated in last 6 away games.|
Won each of the previous 7 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.