FootyMAD's Northampton Town match preview

Last updated : 30 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Northampton Town v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & HA travel to take on Northampton Town at Sixfields on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Seagulls will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 27 and win only 8 of the 46 games.

The last time the two teams met at Northampton was back in August 2001, over five years ago, with Northampton running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 21 OctBrighton & HA1 - 1NorthamptonLGE1
2001/2002Tue 12 MarBrighton & HA2 - 0NorthamptonLGE1
2001/2002Fri 31 AugNorthampton2 - 0Brighton & HALGE1
1999/2000Sat 19 FebNorthampton1 - 0Brighton & HALGE2
1999/2000Sat 27 NovBrighton & HA1 - 3NorthamptonLGE2
1998/1999Wed 19 AugBrighton & HA1 - 1NorthamptonLGEC
1998/1999Tue 11 AugNorthampton2 - 1Brighton & HALGEC

Recent respective form guides

Northampton Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Cobblers in those games, with 7 conceded.

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 6 goals for and 5 against.

Northampton find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 48 points from their 39 matches. Brighton & HA see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 49 points from their 39 games played so far,

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

Brighton & HA have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Northampton may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Northampton Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Brighton & HA Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 4 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.