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History of the Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton face a trip to Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Seagulls have won 10 of the 46 games compared to the host's 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2002, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Friendly Match match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 03 AugBournemouth0 - 2BrightonFR
2001/2002Tue 26 FebBournemouth1 - 1BrightonLD2
2001/2002Sat 22 SepBrighton2 - 1BournemouthLD2
1995/1996Sat 09 DecBrighton2 - 0BournemouthLD2
1995/1996Sun 24 SepBournemouth3 - 1BrightonLD2
1994/1995Sat 11 FebBournemouth0 - 3BrightonLD2
1994/1995Wed 02 NovBrighton0 - 0BournemouthLD2

Recent respective form guides

Bournemouth haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Brighton have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Seagulls's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Bournemouth's 20 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Brighton are leading the way in the Nationwide League Division Two, with their 13 games giving them a return of 27 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bournemouth63218611
Brighton64119213

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Seagulls out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Bournemouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bournemouth Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Brighton 4 games since last defeat.