FM Preview: Blackpool v Brighton & Hove Albion 17 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 16th March 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Blackpool and Brighton & Hove Albion at 15:00 on 17th March 2012 in the Championship.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
|Brighton & Hove Albion||6||2||3||1||9||9||9|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here