Stat City: City v West Ham in numbers
- 26 April 2013 10:54
- Posted by @NieldyMCFC / Words by @StatCity
Adam Carter from statistical wizards and must-follow on Twitter @StatCity previews Saturday's lunchtime kick-off with the Hammers.
The Blues will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat at White Hart Lane with a home victory over West Ham United. City have a decent record against the Hammers in all competitions, having won 42 (45.16%) of their previous 93 meetings. The two sides have only played out 16 draws (17.20%), whilst the Blues have lost the other 35 matches against West Ham (37.63%).
In home games against West Ham United, City have scored 92 goals (2.13 gpg) and have conceded 57 (1.32gpg) goals. The Blues have only ever lost 9 times on home soil against the Hammers (20.93%). Draws are even more uncommon in this fixture with only 5 occurring in home games since 1924. City victories makes up the other 29 matches (67.44%).
City have a solid record against West Ham United in the Premier League, winning 11 of the 23 matches between the pair (47.83%). The Blues have lost 7 times (30.43%) against the Hammers but only ever once at home (1-0 defeat in the penultimate game at Maine Road in April 2003). 5 draws have made up the rest of the 23 fixtures (21.74%).
The 2013 FA Cup finalists have scored 30 goals against West Ham United in the Premier League at a rate of 1.30 goals per game. At the other end of the field, the Blues have conceded 24 (1.04 gpg). As mentioned above, City have only ever lost 1 PL fixture at home to the Hammers. That defeat aside, the Blues have won 8 and drawn just 2. City have outscored this weekend’s visitors by 19 goals to 6 and have never conceded more than 1 goal in a home game against West Ham United. In home Premier League games against the Hammers, City have only failed to score on two occasions and have kept clean sheets in 5.
City are unbeaten in their last 9 Premier League fixtures against sides managed by Sam Allardyce (a run stretching back to a 2-0 defeat at home to Bolton Wanderers in December 2006). In-form Samir Nasri will be hoping to add to his goal scoring tally having scored two goals in his last three games in all competitions after going 20 appearances without one before that. City will be looking to end the season on a high after missing out on the Premier League trophy by adding to their six clean sheets in their last seven home games.
The blue moon faithful can take some consolation from the fact that 68 points is City’s second best haul at this stage of a Premier League season (albeit 6 points short of last season's tally).