FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 16 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Manchester United fixture

Man Utd. face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 53 games played, Red Devils have recorded 11 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 24 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2005, with Man Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Hammers 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 29 MarMan Utd.1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 27 NovWest Ham Utd.1 - 2Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sun 26 JanMan Utd.6 - 0West Ham Utd.FAC
2002/2003Sat 14 DecMan Utd.3 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sun 17 NovWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Man Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 16 MarWest Ham Utd.3 - 5Man Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 08 DecMan Utd.0 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Man Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 14 points from their 17 games thus far. Man Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 44 points from the 17 games played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.61051103
Man Utd.641112513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man Utd. are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. 8 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Man Utd. 11 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.