FootyMAD's Bolton Wanderers match preview

Last updated : 03 November 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 Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Hammers are clearly on top, having won 19 and lost only 7 of the 30 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was less than a year ago, in May 2007, with West Ham Utd. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 05 MayWest Ham Utd.3-1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Bolton Wdrs. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Trotters have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Ham Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 14 points from their 10 games played so far, Bolton Wdrs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 6 points from their 11 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.63126410
Bolton Wdrs.6123365

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Hammers's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Bolton Wdrs.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Bolton Wdrs. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.