FM Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol Rovers 20 Nov 2010

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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pirates will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 31 and win only 12 of the 53 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, the Seagulls carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 24 AprBrighton & HA2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2009/2010Sat 26 SepBristol Rvs.1 - 1Brighton & HALGE1
2008/2009Tue 21 AprBristol Rvs.1 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
2008/2009Sat 16 AugBrighton & HA1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 26 AprBristol Rvs.0 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
2007/2008Sat 06 OctBrighton & HA0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2004/2005Tue 24 AugBrighton & HA1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Brighton & Hove Albion are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Seagulls have scored 9 and conceded 2 during this period.

Bristol Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Brighton & HA are leading the way in the Npower League One, with their 16 games giving them a return of 34 points. Bristol Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 20 points from their 16 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA632111511
Bristol Rvs.612311145

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bristol Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Brighton & HA may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Brighton & HA Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Bristol Rvs. 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.