West Ham Utd. face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Sunday 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 32 and win only 8 of the 58 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 20 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 2||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 17 Sep||West Ham Utd.||0 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 17 Dec||West Ham Utd.||2 - 4||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 20 Aug||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 11 Jan||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Mon 19 Aug||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 27 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 3 to 2.
The away form of West Ham Utd. however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Hammers, and 8 goals against.
Newcastle Utd.'s 8 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. West Ham Utd. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 10 points they have accumulated from 5 games.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||4||1||1||10||4||13|
FootyMad's prediction ...
West Ham Utd. are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Newcastle Utd.. Away win
|Newcastle Utd.||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|West Ham Utd.||5 successive away victories.|
11 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.