FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 12 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn R. pack their bags to visit West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 48 games played, Rovers have recorded 16 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 23 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Boleyn Ground was within the last three years, in January 2003, the Hammers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Wed 29 JanWest Ham Utd.2 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 28 DecBlackburn R.2 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 02 FebWest Ham Utd.2 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2001/2002Sun 14 OctBlackburn R.7 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Tue 31 OctWest Ham Utd.2 - 0Blackburn R.LGEC
1998/1999Sat 27 FebWest Ham Utd.2 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
1998/1999Sat 03 OctBlackburn R.3 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 3 goals scored and conceded.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.632110711
Blackburn R.6132466

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Rovers has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to West Ham Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Blackburn R. Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.