FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 26 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Bolton Wdrs. pack their bags to visit West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Trotters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 17 and win only 6 of the 27 games.

The previous match played between the two at Boleyn Ground was within the last three years, in December 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 19 AprBolton Wdrs.1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 21 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2001/2002Sat 11 MayWest Ham Utd.2 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2001/2002Sat 09 FebBolton Wdrs.1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
1997/1998Sat 21 FebBolton Wdrs.1 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
1997/1998Sat 18 OctWest Ham Utd.3 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
1995/1996Sat 13 AprWest Ham Utd.1 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 8 conceded.

Bolton Wdrs. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Trotters's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

West Ham Utd.'s 4 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Bolton Wdrs.'s 4 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.642010414
Bolton Wdrs.6222888

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Hammers. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Bolton Wdrs. Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.