FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 21 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v West Ham United fixture

West Ham Utd. face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 16 and win only 5 of the 28 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2006, the Boro carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 15 SepWest Ham Utd.3 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 31 MarWest Ham Utd.2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Boro's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The Hammers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Hammers, and 8 goals against.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 17 points from their 17 matches. West Ham Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 22 points from their 16 games played so far,

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

A creditable return from recent away games for Hammers could well see them head back from Riverside Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
West Ham Utd. 5 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.