FM Preview: Blackpool v Brighton & Hove Albion 17 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Blackpool v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & Hove Albion travel to take on Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 11 games played, Seagulls have recorded 3 wins, and Blackpool have come away with 4 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Blackpool was back in March 2007, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 20 Aug Brighton & HA 2 - 2 Blackpool Championship
2006/2007 Sat 10 Mar Blackpool 0-0 Brighton & HA League One
2006/2007 Sun 08 Oct Brighton & HA 0 - 3 Blackpool League One
2003/2004 Sat 10 Apr Blackpool 3 - 1 Brighton & HA League Division Two
2003/2004 Sat 04 Oct Brighton & HA 3 - 0 Blackpool League Division Two
2001/2002 Sat 29 Dec Blackpool 2 - 2 Brighton & HA League Division Two
2001/2002 Mon 27 Aug Brighton & HA 4 - 0 Blackpool League Division Two

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Recent respective form guides

Blackpool have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The Seasiders's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Brighton & Hove Albion have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. While the Seagulls have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackpool's 56 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Brighton & Hove Albion's total of 58 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Blackpool 6 1 1 4 7 13 4
Brighton & Hove Albion 6 2 3 1 9 9 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Brighton & Hove Albion are not doing too bad on their travels, and we think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Blackpool. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Blackpool Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Brighton & Hove Albion Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.

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