FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 16 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Newcastle United fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 20 AugNewcastle Utd.0 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 11 JanWest Ham Utd.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Mon 19 AugNewcastle Utd.4 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 27 AprNewcastle Utd.3 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sun 23 SepWest Ham Utd.3 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2000/2001Mon 16 AprNewcastle Utd.2 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 28 OctWest Ham Utd.1 - 0Newcastle 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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.63129810
Newcastle Utd.6213367

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

Sequence statistics:
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.