FootyMAD's Brighton & Hove Albion match preview

Last updated : 02 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Derby County v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Derby County prepare to entertain Brighton & Hove Albion at Pride Park on Wednesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 8 wins out of 11 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was two seasons ago, in December 2002, the Rams carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 14 DecDerby County1-0Brighton & HACHMP
2002/2003Sat 16 NovBrighton & HA1 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
1991/1992Wed 15 AprBrighton & HA1 - 2Derby CountyCHMP
1991/1992Sat 21 SepDerby County3 - 1Brighton & HACHMP
1986/1987Sat 07 MarBrighton & HA0 - 1Derby CountyCHMP
1986/1987Sat 25 OctDerby County4 - 1Brighton & HACHMP
1983/1984Sat 17 MarDerby County0 - 3Brighton & HACHMP

Recent respective form guides

Derby County have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Seagulls have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Derby County's 22 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Brighton & HA see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 19 points from their 16 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County6231879
Brighton & HA6222578

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Rams's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Brighton & HA. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Derby County Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Brighton & HA Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.