FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the West Ham United v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham U. travel to take on West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 7 games played, Merry Millers have recorded 2 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 3 victories.

The last time the two teams met at West Ham Utd. was way back in the black-and-white days of March 1958, with West Ham Utd. annihilating their visitors 8 - 0 in a Second Division match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugRotherham U.1 - 0West Ham Utd.LD1
1957/1958Sat 08 MarWest Ham Utd.8 - 0Rotherham U.DIV2
1957/1958Sat 26 OctRotherham U.1 - 2West Ham Utd.DIV2
1956/1957Sat 12 JanRotherham U.0 - 1West Ham Utd.DIV2
1956/1957Sat 08 SepWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Rotherham U.DIV2
1955/1956Sat 17 DecRotherham U.3 - 2West Ham Utd.DIV2
1955/1956Sat 20 AugWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Rotherham U.DIV2

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 11.

The away form of Rotherham U. however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Merry Millers, and 8 goals against.

West Ham Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division One, picking up 42 points from their 28 games so far. Rotherham U. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 28 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.631212910
Rotherham U.612310135

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against West Ham Utd. is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Rotherham U. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.