FM Preview: Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion 22 Jan 2011

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History of the Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & HA pack their bags to visit Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 49 games played, Seagulls have recorded 10 wins, and Bournemouth have come away with 23 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Dean Court was more than three years back, in October 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 09 OctBrighton & HA1 - 1BournemouthLGE1
2007/2008Tue 01 JanBrighton & HA3 - 2BournemouthLGE1
2007/2008Tue 02 OctBournemouth0 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
2006/2007Mon 01 JanBournemouth1 - 0Brighton & HALGE1
2006/2007Tue 12 SepBrighton & HA2 - 2BournemouthLGE1
2003/2004Sat 21 FebBrighton & HA3 - 0BournemouthLGE1
2003/2004Sat 18 OctBournemouth1 - 0Brighton & HALGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bournemouth have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, Cherries have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 5.

Brighton & HA have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Seagulls's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Bournemouth are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 40 points from 25 games. Brighton & HA are leading the way in the Npower League One, with their 23 games giving them a return of 46 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Brighton & HA only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Dean Court will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bournemouth 12 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Brighton & HA 4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.