Bristol Rvs. pack their bags to visit 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 30 and win only 12 of the 50 games.
The previous match played between the two at Withdean Stadium was more than three years back, in August 2004, with Bristol Rvs. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Seagulls in a League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Tue 24 Aug||Brighton & HA||1 - 2||Bristol Rvs.||LGEC|
|2003/2004||Tue 12 Aug||Bristol Rvs.||0 - 1||Brighton & HA||LGEC|
|1995/1996||Sat 06 Apr||Bristol Rvs.||1 - 0||Brighton & HA||LGE1|
|1995/1996||Sat 28 Oct||Brighton & HA||2 - 0||Bristol Rvs.||LGE1|
|1995/1996||Tue 17 Oct||Brighton & HA||0 - 2||Bristol Rvs.||ASSM|
|1994/1995||Tue 14 Feb||Brighton & HA||1 - 2||Bristol Rvs.||LGE1|
|1994/1995||Sat 22 Oct||Bristol Rvs.||3 - 0||Brighton & HA||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Brighton & Hove Albion have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.
The away form of Bristol Rvs. however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Pirates, and 12 goals against.
Brighton & HA's 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Bristol Rvs.'s 11 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|Brighton & HA||6||3||1||2||9||5||10|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Bristol Rvs. are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw
|Brighton & HA||8 games since last home draw.|
|Bristol Rvs.||Undefeated in last 10 away games.|
No win in the 4 most recent games.