West Ham vs Sunderland, English Premier League, Matchday 27.
Kick-off: 12:45 GMT, Saturday, 27-February-2016.
West Ham will be hosting relegating candidates Sunderland in the matchday 27 of the English Premier League at the Boelyn Ground. Coming on the back of the 5-1 FA cup thumping of Blackburn, the Hammers will have one eye on overtaking the likes of Manchester United and Southampton in the league table.
Sunderland have put an end to their horror run of form with the home win against Manchester United last time out, but they are still rooted at 19th in the table and their away form this season will be a big worry for Sam Allardayce as he prepare to face the team he managed from 2011 to 2015.
West Ham vs. Sunderland: Form Comparison
Last Five Premier League Matches
West Ham: DLWDL
West Ham are unbeaten at home in the last 10 league matches, with 5 wins and 5 draws. They have won 3 out of their last 4 home matches and scored at least 2 goals in each of those matches.
Sunderland have only won once in their last 7 away matches. The Black Cats have scored atleast one goal in the last 7 away matches, with total match goals staying over 2.5 goals. Sunderland have conceded 2 or more goals in their last 6 away matches in the Premier League.
The last weekend’s 2-1 win against Manchester United was their first win in five Premier League matches.
West Ham vs Sunderland: Head-to-Head Stats
Last 5 Matches
: West Ham: 2 wins, Draws: 3, Sunderland: 0 win
West Ham United are unbeaten in the last five Premier League matches against Sunderland. The last Sunderland win over West Ham came by 2-0 scoreline at home on the month of January in 2012-13 season.
West Ham have defeated Sunderland only once in the last four home meetings, the rest being 2 draws and a defeat.
The reverse fixture of this season at the Stadium of Light ended in a 2-2
West Ham : Team News
Injured: Diafra Sakho, Winston Reid, James Tomkins, Joey O’Brien, Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia
West Ham : Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Adrian – Cresswell, Byram, Collins, Ogbonna – Noble, Song, Kouyate – Payet, Antonio, Emenike.
Sunderland : Team News
Injured: Sebastian Larsson, Duncan Watmore, Younes Kaboul, Billy Jones
Doubtful: Jeremain Lens, Jan Kirchhoff
Sunderland: Predicted Line-up (4-1-4-1)
Mannone – Yedlin, Aanholt, O’Shea, Kone – Rodwell – N’Doye, M’Villa, Cattermole, Khazri – Defoe.
West Ham vs Sunderland : Prediction
Sunderland ended their four match win-less run in Premier League with the 2-1 home win against Manchester United in the matchday 26 of the competition. But they are still lurking around the relegation zone and their away form this season has been particularly poor.
West Ham are a strong side at home and haven’t lost a competitive match at Boleyn Ground since August 2015. The Hammers are heavy favourites for this match and expect them to beat Sunderland comfortably by a 2 goal margin.