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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Sep||West Ham Utd.||3 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|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|
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,
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||2||1||3||8||6||7|
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
|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.