FootyMAD's Hartlepool United match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Hartlepool United fixture

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:
2008/2009Tue 18 NovHartlepool U.2 - 1Brighton & HAFAC
2008/2009Sat 08 NovBrighton & HA3-3Hartlepool U.FAC
2008/2009Sat 25 OctHartlepool U.1 - 0Brighton & HALGE1
2007/2008Sat 19 AprBrighton & HA2 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 27 OctHartlepool U.1 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
2003/2004Sat 03 AprBrighton & HA2 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 27 SepHartlepool U.0 - 0Brighton & HALGE1

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:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA6132566
Hartlepool U.62138107

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.

Sequence statistics:
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.