Date: 5th May 2018 at 11:23am
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The Hammers are at the King Power Stadium this afternoon, preparing to take on Leicester City in a Premier League game.

After what seems like a season long dalliance with the drop zone, West Ham know that a win from this game could see any lingering fears of being relegated banished for good.

But, in a season that has been disappointing to say the least, what do the record and form books tell us to expect from this game?

Here at Vital West Ham, we’ve uncovered a few facts and figures that may interest you:

• The Hammers recent results against Leicester City don’t bode well, the last 6 matches have seen Leicester win 4 and draw the other 2.

Definitely a negative!

• The last time West Ham beat Leicester on their own soil was back in January 2000, when the Hammers produced a performance to earn an emphatic 3-1 win. Since then they’ve not won in 5 visits.

Definitely a negative!

• Leicester City’s recent form gives West Ham a glimmer of hope that today will be their day, the Foxes have only won 2 of their last 11 Premier League games, losing 5 and drawing 4.

Definitely a positive!

• Evidence of West Ham’s problems can be found when you consider that in the last 8 Premier League matches there have been 30 goals scored, but only 9 of them have come from the Hammers.

Definitely a negative!

• With 3 games of the 2017 / 2018 season left, West Ham have conceded 67 goals, the most they’ve ever conceded in a single campaign was 70, back in the 2010 / 2011 season.

Definitely a negative!

• The Hammers have scored in each of their last 10 Premier league away games, equalling the club record can this be beaten today?

Definitely a positive!

• The last 8 Premier League matches have seen West Ham win just the 1 game, drawing 2 and losing 5. In each of those 5 defeats, the Hammers have been beaten by a 3-goal margin.

Ouch! – Definitely a negative!