FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 09 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United fixture

Blackburn R. are ready to welcome West Ham United to Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 28 and lost only 11 of the 46 games.

The previous match played between the two at Ewood Park was within the last three years, in December 2002, 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:
2005/2006Sat 13 AugWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Rovers, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Blackburn R., West Ham Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Hammers have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 18 points from their 15 games played so far, West Ham Utd.'s 22 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.62139127
West Ham Utd.6213577

FootyMad's prediction ...

Blackburn R. may be coming up against a decent side in West Ham Utd., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Rovers. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. 8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
West Ham Utd. No sequences of note