FootyMAD's Brighton & Hove Albion match preview

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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol Rovers fixture

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:
2004/2005Tue 24 AugBrighton & HA1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGEC
2003/2004Tue 12 AugBristol Rvs.0 - 1Brighton & HALGEC
1995/1996Sat 06 AprBristol Rvs.1 - 0Brighton & HALGE1
1995/1996Sat 28 OctBrighton & HA2 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1995/1996Tue 17 OctBrighton & HA0 - 2Bristol Rvs.ASSM
1994/1995Tue 14 FebBrighton & HA1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1994/1995Sat 22 OctBristol Rvs.3 - 0Brighton & HALGE1

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA63129510
Bristol Rvs.61328116

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

Sequence statistics:
Brighton & HA 8 games since last home draw.
Bristol Rvs. Undefeated in last 10 away games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.