FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 28 September 2007 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 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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 07 AprArsenal0 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 05 NovWest Ham Utd.1 - 0ArsenalPREM
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

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:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.