Cardiff City travel to take on West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 11 occassions, and draw 8, from the 20 games played.
The last time the two teams met at West Ham Utd. was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1980, the Hammers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Second Division match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 25 Oct||Cardiff City||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||LD1|
|2003/2004||Tue 23 Sep||Cardiff City||2 - 3||West Ham Utd.||LC|
|1980/1981||Wed 06 May||Cardiff City||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||DIV2|
|1980/1981||Tue 07 Oct||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Cardiff City||DIV2|
|1979/1980||Sat 19 Apr||Cardiff City||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||DIV2|
|1979/1980||Sat 24 Nov||West Ham Utd.||3 - 0||Cardiff City||DIV2|
|1978/1979||Fri 11 May||Cardiff City||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||DIV2|
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Hammers have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.
Cardiff City's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
West Ham Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division One, picking up 49 points from their 31 games so far. Cardiff City's 46 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||3||2||1||8||7||11|
FootyMad's prediction ...
With Cardiff City only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Boleyn Ground will be a good result. Score draw
|West Ham Utd.||9 games since last home draw.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Cardiff City||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|