FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 10 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sheffield United v West Ham United fixture

Sheff. Utd. prepare to entertain West Ham United at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blades are clearly on top, having won 22 and lost only 9 of the 39 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was less than a year ago, in January 2004, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 17 JanSheff. Utd.3-3West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 16 AugWest Ham Utd.0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1993/1994Mon 28 MarSheff. Utd.3 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
1993/1994Mon 03 JanWest Ham Utd.0 - 0Sheff. Utd.PREM
1991/1992Sat 21 DecWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Sheff. Utd.PREM
1991/1992Tue 29 OctSheff. Utd.0 - 2West Ham Utd.LC
1991/1992Tue 20 AugSheff. Utd.1 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. These games have seen the Blades score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

West Ham Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Hammers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Sheff. Utd.'s total of 11 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. West Ham Utd.'s 10 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.64118213
West Ham Utd.64029712

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Sheff. Utd., and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
West Ham Utd. Last drawn game 7 outings ago.