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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 11 Nov||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 23 Apr||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||FAC|
|2005/2006||Mon 17 Apr||Middlesbrough||2 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 23 Oct||West Ham Utd.||2-1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2002/2003||Mon 21 Apr||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 07 Dec||Middlesbrough||2 - 2||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 23 Feb||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
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,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||1||0||5||6||13||3|
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.
|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.