West Ham Utd. prepare to entertain Arsenal at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 21 of the 57 previous games, with the Hammers winning just 15.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was less than a year ago, in November 2006, the Hammers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 07 Apr||Arsenal||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 05 Nov||West Ham Utd.||1-0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 01 Feb||Arsenal||2 - 3||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 24 Sep||West Ham Utd.||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sun 19 Jan||Arsenal||3 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 24 Aug||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2001/2002||Wed 24 Apr||Arsenal||2 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 4 conceded.
The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Gunners, and 1 goals against.
West Ham Utd.'s 10 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 16 points from the 6 games played.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||4||1||1||11||5||13|
FootyMad's prediction ...
West Ham Utd. are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Arsenal will prove too much for the homesters. Away win
|West Ham Utd.||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Arsenal||Undefeated in last 6 away games.|
Won each of the previous 7 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.