FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 17th January 2009
The game between West Ham United and Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday, 18th January 2009 at 13:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Fulham face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Sunday 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 just last season, in January 2008, the Hammers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory 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||Sat 27 Sep||Fulham||1 - 2||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 23 Feb||Fulham||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Hammers's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
Fulham have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 2 goals scored and conceded.
West Ham Utd.'s 26 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Fulham's 26 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th 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||3||2||1||12||6||11|
FootyMad's prediction ...
With Fulham only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Boleyn Ground will be a good result. No-score draw
|West Ham Utd.||5 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Fulham||Undefeated in last 5 away games.|
11 games since last defeat.