FM Preview: West Ham United v Leicester City 29 Oct 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 28th October 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between West Ham United and Leicester City at 15:00 on 29th October 2011 in the Championship.
History of the West Ham United v Leicester City fixture
Leicester City travel to take on West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Foxes will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 34 and win only 12 of the 60 games.
The last time the two teams met at West Ham United was back in March 2005, over five years ago, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2004/2005||Fri 18 Mar||West Ham Utd.||2-2||Leicester City||Championship|
|2004/2005||Sat 07 Aug||Leicester City||0 - 0||West Ham Utd.||Championship|
|2001/2002||Sat 12 Jan||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Leicester City||Premiership|
|2001/2002||Sat 22 Dec||Leicester City||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||Premiership|
|2000/2001||Sat 23 Dec||Leicester City||2 - 1||West Ham Utd.||Premiership|
|2000/2001||Wed 23 Aug||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Leicester City||Premiership|
|1999/2000||Sat 22 Jan||Leicester City||1 - 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 only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Hammers in those games, with 8 conceded.
Leicester City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
West Ham United are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 24 points from the 13 games they have played so far.
Leicester City see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 19 points from their 13 games played so far,
Current overall team form
|West Ham United||6||3||1||2||8||4||10|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Hammers, as the Foxes have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|West Ham United||6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Leicester City||Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.
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