FM Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Middlesbrough 31 Mar 2012

Last updated : 30 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

Team P W D L F A P
Brighton & Hove Albion 6 2 3 1 9 7 9
Middlesbrough 6 1 3 2 5 8 6

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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.

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