FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 1st May 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Stoke City and West Ham United at 15:00 on Saturday, 2nd May 2009 in the Premier League.
Stoke City play host to West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, winning 53.85% of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was just over four years ago, in April 2005, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Potters in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sun 28 Dec||West Ham Utd.||2 - 1||Stoke City||PREM|
|2004/2005||Tue 19 Apr||Stoke City||0-1||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 19 Oct||West Ham Utd.||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Apr||Stoke City||0 - 2||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 09 Dec||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1990/1991||Wed 10 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 2||West Ham Utd.||LGEC|
|1990/1991||Wed 26 Sep||West Ham Utd.||3 - 0||Stoke City||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Potters in those games, with 3 conceded.
In complete contrast to Stoke City, West Ham Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Hammers have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 39 points from their 34 games played so far, West Ham Utd.'s 45 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||1||3||2||4||4||6|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Stoke City may be coming up against a decent side in West Ham Utd., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Potters. Home Win
|Stoke City||Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.|
|West Ham Utd.||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
No win in the 3 most recent games.