FM Preview: West Ham United v Stoke City 05 Mar 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 4th March 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between West Ham United and Stoke City at 15:00 on 5th March 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the West Ham United v Stoke City fixture
West Ham United prepare to entertain Stoke City at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Hammers are clearly on top, having won 20 and lost only 7 of the 38 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was earlier this season, with West Ham United running out comfortable 3-1 winners in an League Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Wed 27 Oct||West Ham Utd.||3-1||Stoke City||League Cup|
|2010/2011||Sat 18 Sep||Stoke City||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Mar||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 17 Oct||Stoke City||2 - 1||West Ham Utd.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 02 May||Stoke City||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 28 Dec||West Ham Utd.||2 - 1||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2004/2005||Tue 19 Apr||Stoke City||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 9 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Potters have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
West Ham United are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 28 points from their 28 games thus far.
Stoke City's 34 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
Current overall team form
|West Ham United||6||4||1||1||17||9||13|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been a distinctly poor show from West Ham United at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Hammers will at least gain a draw. No-score draw
|West Ham United||9 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Stoke City||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here