FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 20 October 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Sunderland fixture

West Ham Utd. prepare to entertain Sunderland at Boleyn Ground on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 36 games played, Hammers have recorded 16 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 9 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Boleyn Ground was two seasons ago, in February 2006, with West Ham Utd. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 04 FebWest Ham Utd.2-0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 01 OctSunderland1 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2004/2005Fri 29 AprWest Ham Utd.1 - 2SunderlandCHMP
2004/2005Sat 04 DecSunderland0 - 2West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 MarSunderland2 - 0West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 13 DecWest Ham Utd.3 - 2SunderlandCHMP
2002/2003Sat 22 MarWest Ham Utd.2 - 0SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Sunderland is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the The Black Cats have hit 6 goals, 14 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 10 points from their 8 games played so far, Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 8 points from 9 matches.

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

Though West Ham Utd. are not exactly setting the world alight at Boleyn Ground in recent games, I can confidently predict that they will easily sweep aside the opposition put before them. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sunderland Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.