FM Preview: West Ham United v Southampton 14 Feb 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 13th February 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between West Ham United and Southampton at 19:45 on 14th February 2012 in the Championship.
History of the West Ham United v Southampton fixture
Southampton travel to take on West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 24 and win only 9 of the 44 games.
The last time the two teams met at West Ham United was back in December 2002, over five years ago, with Southampton inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Hammers in a Premiership match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Tue 18 Oct||Southampton||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||Championship|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Southampton||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||Premiership|
|2002/2003||Mon 02 Dec||West Ham Utd.||0-1||Southampton||Premiership|
|2001/2002||Wed 30 Jan||Southampton||2 - 0||West Ham Utd.||Premiership|
|2001/2002||Sat 20 Oct||West Ham Utd.||2 - 0||Southampton||Premiership|
|2000/2001||Sat 05 May||West Ham Utd.||3 - 0||Southampton||Premiership|
|2000/2001||Sat 25 Nov||Southampton||2 - 3||West Ham Utd.||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 5 conceded.
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Saints's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.
West Ham United are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 29 games giving them a return of 56 points.
Southampton are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 55 points from the 30 games they have played so far.
Current overall team form
|West Ham United||6||4||0||2||7||8||12|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and we think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Hammers. Home win
|West Ham United||Won 4 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Southampton||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
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