FM Preview: West Ham United v Sunderland 22 May 2011

Last updated : 21 May 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the West Ham United v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 39 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 9 wins, and West Ham United have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2010, the Hammers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sun 05 Dec Sunderland 1 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Tue 21 Sep Sunderland 1 - 2 West Ham Utd. League Cup
2009/2010 Sat 10 Apr West Ham Utd. 1-0 Sunderland Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 31 Oct Sunderland 2 - 2 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 04 Apr West Ham Utd. 2 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 23 Nov Sunderland 0 - 1 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 29 Mar Sunderland 2 - 1 West Ham Utd. Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 9 conceded.

The away form of Sunderland is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Black Cats have hit 4 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Ham United find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 37 games have yielded only 33 points.

Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 44 points from their 37 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
West Ham United 6 0 1 5 5 14 1
Sunderland 6 2 0 4 9 14 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Sunderland on their travels as of late, but we can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against West Ham United. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
West Ham United Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
Sunderland 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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