FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 16 October 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v West Ham United fixture

West Ham Utd. face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2009, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Potters in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 02 MayStoke City0 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sun 28 DecWest Ham Utd.2 - 1Stoke CityPREM
2004/2005Tue 19 AprStoke City0 - 1West Ham Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Tue 19 OctWest Ham Utd.2 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 24 AprStoke City0 - 2West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 09 DecWest Ham Utd.0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
1990/1991Wed 10 OctStoke City1 - 2West Ham Utd.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Potters in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of West Ham Utd. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Hammers have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 9 points from their 8 games played so far, West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 5 points from their 7 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City6222898
West Ham Utd.60246122

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hammers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Stoke City. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City 9 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
West Ham Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.