FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 28 December 2007 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 Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 54 games played, Red Devils have recorded 11 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2006, the Hammers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 13 MayMan. Utd.0 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 17 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 0Man. Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Hammers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Man. Utd. however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Red Devils, and 3 goals against.

West Ham Utd.'s 26 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 45 points from the 19 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.6213577
Man. Utd.651014316

FootyMad's prediction ...

Red Devils have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Boleyn Ground with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Man. Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.