FM Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton 02 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 1st January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton at 15:00 on 2nd January 2012 in the Championship.
History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton fixture
Southampton face a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Falmer Stadium on Monday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 9 of the 20 previous games, with the hosts winning just 4.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Southampton inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Seagulls in a League One match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 19 Nov||Southampton||3 - 0||Brighton & HA||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 23 Apr||Brighton & HA||1-2||Southampton||League One|
|2010/2011||Tue 23 Nov||Southampton||0 - 0||Brighton & HA||League One|
|2009/2010||Thu 01 Apr||Brighton & HA||2 - 2||Southampton||League One|
|2009/2010||Sun 15 Nov||Southampton||1 - 3||Brighton & HA||League One|
|2005/2006||Sat 08 Apr||Brighton & HA||0 - 2||Southampton||Championship|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||Southampton||2 - 1||Brighton & HA||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Brighton & Hove Albion have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 3.
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Saints have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Brighton & Hove Albion find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 24 matches.
Southampton are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 24 games giving them a return of 47 points.
Current overall team form
|Brighton & Hove Albion||6||2||0||4||2||7||6|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Saints out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Brighton & Hove Albion. Away win
|Brighton & Hove Albion||6 games since last home draw.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Southampton||Not won in previous 3 away matches.
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