Arsenal prepare to entertain West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 58 games played, Gunners have recorded 27 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 16 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was just last season, in January 2008, with Arsenal running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sun 26 Oct||West Ham Utd.||0 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Tue 01 Jan||Arsenal||2-0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Sep||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 2 conceded.
West Ham Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Hammers, and 5 goals against.
Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 42 points they have accumulated from 23 games. West Ham Utd.'s 32 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||5||1||0||14||4||16|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal are starting to turn Emirates Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw
|Arsenal||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|West Ham Utd.||Undefeated in last 7 away games.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.