FootyMAD's Brighton & Hove Albion match preview

Last updated : 25 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2005, with Derby County inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Seagulls in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 06 AugDerby County1 - 1Brighton & HACHMP
2004/2005Sat 05 FebBrighton & HA2 - 3Derby CountyCHMP
2004/2005Wed 03 NovDerby County3 - 0Brighton & HACHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Brighton & Hove Albion need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Seagulls have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Derby County's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Rams have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Brighton & HA are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca Cola Championship with a return of just 17 points from their 20 games thus far. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 20 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA60426104
Derby County61148134

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Derby County on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Brighton & HA. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Brighton & HA Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Derby County 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.