Brighton & HA prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Seagulls have a healthy record in the fixture, winning 9 from 14 meetings.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Withdean Stadium was earlier this season, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Tue 18 Nov||Hartlepool U.||2 - 1||Brighton & HA||FAC|
|2008/2009||Sat 08 Nov||Brighton & HA||3-3||Hartlepool U.||FAC|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Oct||Hartlepool U.||1 - 0||Brighton & HA||LGE1|
|2007/2008||Sat 19 Apr||Brighton & HA||2 - 1||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2007/2008||Sat 27 Oct||Hartlepool U.||1 - 2||Brighton & HA||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Apr||Brighton & HA||2 - 0||Hartlepool U.||LGE1|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Sep||Hartlepool U.||0 - 0||Brighton & HA||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Brighton & Hove Albion's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Seagulls have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.
Hartlepool U.'s away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pools have hit 9 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Brighton & HA are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League One with a return of just 25 points from their 26 games thus far. Hartlepool U. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 33 points from their 26 games played so far,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|Brighton & HA||6||1||3||2||5||6||6|
FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Withdean Stadium for the Seagulls and the Madmen are unable to see past Hartlepool U. claiming victory in a close match.
|Brighton & HA||Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.|
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Hartlepool U.||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.