FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 05 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground at lunchtime on Sunday, 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 13 occassions, and draw 9, from the 23 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2004, the Hammers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 02 NovCardiff City4 - 1West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 28 FebWest Ham Utd.1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 25 OctCardiff City0 - 0West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 23 SepCardiff City2 - 3West Ham Utd.LC
1980/1981Wed 06 MayCardiff City0 - 0West Ham Utd.CHMP
1980/1981Tue 07 OctWest Ham Utd.1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
1979/1980Sat 19 AprCardiff City0 - 1West Ham Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Hammers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

West Ham Utd.'s 45 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Cardiff City are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 34 from their 30 matches played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.6213797
Cardiff City632110511

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Hammers, as the Bluebirds have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Cardiff City Not won in previous 2 away matches.