FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 09 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the West Ham United v Derby County fixture

Derby County pack their bags to visit West Ham United at Boleyn Ground at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 34 games played, Rams have recorded 5 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 14 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Boleyn Ground was within the last three years, in December 2001, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 04 OctDerby County0 - 1West Ham Utd.LD1
2001/2002Wed 26 DecWest Ham Utd.4 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2001/2002Sat 08 SepDerby County0 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 14 AprWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Mon 06 NovDerby County0 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
1999/2000Sat 15 AprDerby County1 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
1999/2000Tue 28 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Derby CountyPREM

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 12 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 6 conceded.

In complete contrast to West Ham Utd., Derby County are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Rams have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Ham Utd.'s total of 63 points from their 40 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One. Derby County are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 42 points from their 40 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.630312119
Derby County6213887

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams 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 Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Derby County Not won in previous 16 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.