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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 04 Feb||West Ham Utd.||2-0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Oct||Sunderland||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Fri 29 Apr||West Ham Utd.||1 - 2||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 04 Dec||Sunderland||0 - 2||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Mar||Sunderland||2 - 0||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Dec||West Ham Utd.||3 - 2||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||West Ham Utd.||2 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||3||0||3||8||5||9|
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
|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.