FM Preview: West Ham United v Crystal Palace 25 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the West Ham United v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace travel to take on West Ham United at Boleyn Ground at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 8 occasions, and draw 4, from the 13 games played.

The last time the two teams met at West Ham United was back in October 2003, over five years ago, with West Ham United running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 01 Oct Crystal Palace 2 - 2 West Ham Utd. Championship
2003/2004 Sat 29 May Crystal Palace 1 - 0 West Ham Utd. Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)
2003/2004 Mon 12 Apr Crystal Palace 1 - 0 West Ham Utd. League Division One
2003/2004 Wed 01 Oct West Ham Utd. 3-0 Crystal Palace League Division One
1997/1998 Tue 05 May Crystal Palace 3 - 3 West Ham Utd. Premiership
1997/1998 Wed 03 Dec West Ham Utd. 4 - 1 Crystal Palace Premiership
1994/1995 Sat 06 May Crystal Palace 1 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 5 conceded.

In complete contrast to West Ham United, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

West Ham United are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 31 games giving them a return of 60 points.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 43 points from their 31 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
West Ham United 6 4 1 1 11 9 13
Crystal Palace 6 1 3 2 8 6 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Eagles are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against West Ham United. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
West Ham United Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Crystal Palace Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.

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