FootyMAD's Reading match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Reading fixture

West Ham Utd. prepare to entertain Reading at Boleyn Ground at lunchtime on Wednesday, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 2 of the previous 3 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was just last season, in October 2006, with Reading inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Hammers in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 SepReading0 - 3West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Mon 01 JanReading6 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 01 OctWest Ham Utd.0-1ReadingPREM
2004/2005Sat 12 MarReading3 - 1West Ham Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Tue 10 AugWest Ham Utd.1 - 0ReadingCHMP
2003/2004Sat 03 AprReading2 - 0West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 SepWest Ham Utd.1 - 0ReadingCHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Hammers's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Reading is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Royals have hit 10 goals, 19 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 25 points from their 17 games played so far, Reading see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 21 points from their 18 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.6213577

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Hammers to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Reading Not won in previous 6 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.