FM Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton 23 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton at 15:00 on 23rd April 2011 in the League One.
History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton fixture
Southampton face a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 8 of the 19 previous games, with the hosts winning just 4.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2010, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League One match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2001/2002||Tue 11 Sep||Brighton & HA||0 - 3||Southampton||League Cup|
|1985/1986||Sat 08 Mar||Brighton & HA||0 - 2||Southampton||F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Brighton & Hove Albion could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Seagulls, with 7 goals against.
The Saints have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Saints, and 3 goals against.
Brighton & Hove Albion are leading the way in the Npower League One, with their 42 games giving them a return of 93 points.
Southampton are holding the final promotion place in the Npower League One, and have accumulated 77 points from the 41 games they have played so far.
Current overall team form
|Brighton & Hove Albion||6||5||1||0||14||7||16|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Seagulls, as the Saints have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Won 12 successive home games.
13 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Southampton||Last drawn game 6 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here