FM Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Middlesbrough 31 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 30th March 2012
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Brighton & Hove Albion take on Middlesbrough in a Championship match on 31st March 2012 at 15:00.
History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Middlesbrough fixture
Middlesbrough travel to take on Brighton & Hove Albion at Falmer Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 7 of the 17 previous games, with the hosts winning just 6.
The last time the two teams met at Brighton & Hove Albion was well over fifteen years ago, back in October 1993, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a League Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 10 Dec||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Brighton & HA||Championship|
|2003/2004||Wed 24 Sep||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Brighton & HA||League Cup|
|1993/1994||Wed 06 Oct||Brighton & HA||1-3||Middlesbrough||League Cup|
|1993/1994||Tue 21 Sep||Middlesbrough||5 - 0||Brighton & HA||League Cup|
|1991/1992||Sat 21 Mar||Middlesbrough||4 - 0||Brighton & HA||Second Division|
|1991/1992||Sat 09 Nov||Brighton & HA||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||Second Division|
|1990/1991||Sat 04 May||Middlesbrough||2 - 0||Brighton & HA||Second Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Brighton & Hove Albion are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Seagulls, with 4 goals against.
Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Boro's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.
Brighton & Hove Albion are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 62 points from 39 games.
Middlesbrough's total of 62 points from their 39 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Current overall team form
|Brighton & Hove Albion||6||2||3||1||9||7||9|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and we think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Seagulls. Home win
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
|Middlesbrough||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here