FootyMAD's Brighton & Hove Albion match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Southampton play host to Brighton & Hove Albion at St. Marys on Monday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 11 wins out of 15 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Southampton was amazingly over twenty years ago, in April 1983, when they played out a goalless draw in a First Division match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Tue 11 SepBrighton & HA0 - 3SouthamptonLGEC
1985/1986Sat 08 MarBrighton & HA0 - 2SouthamptonFAC
1982/1983Tue 05 AprSouthampton0-0Brighton & HAPREM
1982/1983Mon 27 DecBrighton & HA0 - 1SouthamptonPREM
1981/1982Sat 03 AprBrighton & HA1 - 1SouthamptonPREM
1981/1982Tue 08 DecSouthampton0 - 2Brighton & HAPREM
1980/1981Tue 24 FebBrighton & HA2 - 0SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The away form of Brighton & HA is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Seagulls have hit 4 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola Championship, showing a record of 31 points from their 26 games played so far, Brighton & HA are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 27 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA62136127

FootyMad's prediction ...

Southampton are not exactly setting the world alight at St. Marys at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Brighton & HA in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Brighton & HA Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.