FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Fulham fixture

Fulham face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cottagers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2006, the Hammers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecFulham0 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Mon 23 JanWest Ham Utd.2 - 1FulhamPREM
2005/2006Sat 17 SepFulham1 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2003/2004Tue 24 FebWest Ham Utd.0 - 3FulhamFAC
2003/2004Sat 14 FebFulham0 - 0West Ham Utd.FAC
2002/2003Thu 26 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 1FulhamPREM
2002/2003Wed 23 OctFulham0 - 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. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

The away form of Fulham is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Cottagers have hit 7 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 18 points from their 22 games thus far. Fulham see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 27 points from their 22 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Fulham are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Boleyn Ground with a well-deserved point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. 12 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Fulham Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 5 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.