FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 13 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Everton v West Ham United fixture

Everton are ready to welcome West Ham United to Goodison Park on Wednesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 35 wins out of 52 previous matches.

The previous match played between the two at Goodison Park was within the last three years, in March 2003, when they played out a goalless draw 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 15 MarEverton0-0West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sun 27 OctWest Ham Utd.0 - 1EvertonPREM
2001/2002Wed 06 MarWest Ham Utd.1 - 0EvertonPREM
2001/2002Sat 29 SepEverton5 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 31 MarWest Ham Utd.0 - 2EvertonPREM
2000/2001Sat 16 DecEverton1 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
1999/2000Sat 26 FebWest Ham Utd.0 - 4EvertonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Everton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 4 to 3.

The away form of West Ham Utd. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Hammers have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Everton find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 17 points from their 15 matches. West Ham Utd.'s 22 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Blues's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past West Ham Utd.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Everton 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
West Ham Utd. Last drawn game 4 outings ago.