West Ham Utd. face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers 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 March 2007, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Rovers in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 17 Mar||Blackburn R.||1 - 2||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 29 Oct||West Ham Utd.||2 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 28 Jan||West Ham Utd.||4 - 2||Blackburn R.||FAC|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||Blackburn R.||3 - 2||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 13 Aug||West Ham Utd.||3 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Wed 29 Jan||West Ham Utd.||2 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Dec||Blackburn R.||2 - 2||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Blackburn Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.
West Ham Utd. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Hammers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.
Blackburn R.'s 26 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. West Ham Utd.'s 19 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||2||3||1||9||4||9|
FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Hammers, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw
|Blackburn R.||No sequences of note|
|West Ham Utd.||4 games since last away draw.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.