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 59.26% of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was less than a year ago, in March 2007, with West Ham Utd. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 31 Mar||West Ham Utd.||2-0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Boro have hit 4 goals, 7 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 7 points from their 4 games played so far, Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 7 points from their 5 games played so far,
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||4||1||1||8||4||13|
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 Middlesbrough. Home Win
|West Ham Utd.||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Middlesbrough||4 games since last away draw.|
5 games since last defeat.