West Ham Utd. face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 39 games played, Hammers have recorded 12 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 19 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2008, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Black Cats 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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 04 Apr||West Ham Utd.||2 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 23 Nov||Sunderland||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Mar||Sunderland||2 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 21 Oct||West Ham Utd.||3 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the The Black Cats, with 4 goals against.
In complete contrast to Sunderland, West Ham Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Hammers have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 16 points from their 10 games so far. West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 6 points from their 9 games thus far.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||0||2||4||9||15||2|
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 Sunderland. Home win
|Sunderland||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|West Ham Utd.||Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.|
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 8 most recent games.