FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 27 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the West Ham United v Cardiff City fixture

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:
2003/2004Sat 25 OctCardiff City0 - 0West Ham Utd.LD1
2003/2004Tue 23 SepCardiff City2 - 3West Ham Utd.LC
1980/1981Wed 06 MayCardiff City0 - 0West Ham Utd.DIV2
1980/1981Tue 07 OctWest Ham Utd.1 - 0Cardiff CityDIV2
1979/1980Sat 19 AprCardiff City0 - 1West Ham Utd.DIV2
1979/1980Sat 24 NovWest Ham Utd.3 - 0Cardiff CityDIV2
1978/1979Fri 11 MayCardiff City0 - 0West 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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.63218711
Cardiff City632111611

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

Sequence statistics:
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.