FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 30 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Middlesbrough fixture

West Ham Utd. prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Hammers are clearly on top, winning 57.69% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was just last season, in October 2005, the Hammers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 11 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 23 AprMiddlesbrough0 - 1West Ham Utd.FAC
2005/2006Mon 17 AprMiddlesbrough2 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 23 OctWest Ham Utd.2-1MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Mon 21 AprWest Ham Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 07 DecMiddlesbrough2 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 23 FebWest Ham Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Hammers's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Middlesbrough's away form is none too clever either, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. Boro have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 23 points from their 30 games thus far. Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 36 points from their 30 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 4 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.