FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 04 May 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers fixture

West Ham Utd. prepare to entertain Bolton Wanderers at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Hammers are clearly on top, having won 18 and lost only 7 of the 29 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was just last season, in March 2006, the Hammers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 09 DecBolton Wdrs.4 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Wed 15 MarWest Ham Utd.2-1Bolton Wdrs.FAC
2005/2006Sat 11 MarBolton Wdrs.4 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 18 FebBolton Wdrs.0 - 0West Ham Utd.FAC
2005/2006Wed 26 OctBolton Wdrs.1 - 0West Ham Utd.LGEC
2005/2006Sat 27 AugWest Ham Utd.1 - 2Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Sat 19 AprBolton Wdrs.1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Hammers have scored 8, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Bolton Wdrs.'s away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Trotters have hit 9 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 35 points from their 36 games thus far. Bolton Wdrs. find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 55 points they have accumulated from 36 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.64028712
Bolton Wdrs.6222998

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Boleyn Ground for the Hammers and the Madmen are unable to see past Bolton Wdrs. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. 8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Bolton Wdrs. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.