West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 31 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Coventry City v West Ham United fixture

Coventry are ready to welcome West Ham United to Highfield Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The Sky Blues are slightly behind, with 13 wins posted against 14 losses.

The previous match played between the two at Highfield Road Stadium was more than three years back, in September 2000, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Mon 12 FebWest Ham1 - 1CoventryPREM
2000/2001Sat 23 SepCoventry0-3West HamPREM
1999/2000Sat 22 AprWest Ham5 - 0CoventryPREM
1999/2000Sat 25 SepCoventry1 - 0West HamPREM
1998/1999Mon 28 DecWest Ham2 - 0CoventryPREM
1998/1999Sat 29 AugCoventry0 - 0West HamPREM
1997/1998Fri 26 DecWest Ham1 - 0CoventryPREM

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Hammers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Hammers, and 5 goals against.

Coventry see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 19 points from their 14 games played so far, West Ham's total of 27 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Coventry are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Coventry4 games since last home draw.
West HamUndefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.