Newcastle Utd. pack their bags to visit West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Magpies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 28 and win only 12 of the 55 games.
The previous match played between the two at Boleyn Ground was within the last three years, in January 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 20 Aug||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 11 Jan||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Mon 19 Aug||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 27 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 23 Sep||West Ham Utd.||3 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2000/2001||Mon 16 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 28 Oct||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||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 9 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 5 conceded.
Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.
West Ham Utd.'s 25 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Newcastle Utd.'s 22 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||3||1||2||9||8||10|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Hammers, as the Magpies have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|West Ham Utd.||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Newcastle Utd.||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.