FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 20 February 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bolton Wanderers v West Ham United fixture

Bolton Wdrs. prepare to entertain West Ham United at Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 20 wins out of 28 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Reebok Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2008, the The Trotters carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 05 OctWest Ham Utd.1 - 3Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2007/2008Sat 12 AprBolton Wdrs.1-0West Ham Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 04 NovWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2006/2007Sat 05 MayWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2006/2007Sat 09 DecBolton Wdrs.4 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Wed 15 MarWest Ham Utd.2 - 1Bolton Wdrs.FAC
2005/2006Sat 11 MarBolton Wdrs.4 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Trotters have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

West Ham Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Hammers, and 4 goals against.

Bolton Wdrs. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 25 matches. West Ham Utd.'s 33 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.61146114
West Ham Utd.63218311

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the The Trotters at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Hammers come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. 9 games since last home draw.
West Ham Utd. Undefeated in last 8 away games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.