FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Fulham and West Ham United at 15:00 on Saturday, 23rd February 2008 in the Premier League.
Fulham prepare to entertain West Ham United at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 38 games played, Cottagers have recorded 17 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 12 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was just last season, in December 2006, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 12 Jan||West Ham Utd.||2 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 13 Jan||West Ham Utd.||3 - 3||Fulham||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 23 Dec||Fulham||0-0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 23 Jan||West Ham Utd.||2 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 17 Sep||Fulham||1 - 2||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Tue 24 Feb||West Ham Utd.||0 - 3||Fulham||FAC|
|2003/2004||Sat 14 Feb||Fulham||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Fulham's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Cottagers have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
West Ham Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.
Fulham are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 19 points from their 26 games thus far. West Ham Utd.'s 37 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||2||2||2||5||5||8|
FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Craven Cottage for the Cottagers and the Madmen are unable to see past West Ham Utd. claiming victory in a close match.
|Fulham||No sequences of note|
|West Ham Utd.||Not won in previous 4 away matches.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.