FootyMAD's Northampton Town match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Northampton Town fixture

Brighton & HA prepare to entertain Northampton Town at Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 46 games played, Seagulls have recorded 21 wins, and Northampton have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Withdean Stadium was just last season, in August 2007, the Seagulls carving out a narrow 2-1 victory 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:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepNorthampton2 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
2008/2009Tue 02 SepNorthampton0 - 1Brighton & HAASSM
2007/2008Tue 29 JanNorthampton1 - 0Brighton & HALGE1
2007/2008Sat 18 AugBrighton & HA2-1NorthamptonLGE1
2006/2007Sat 31 MarNorthampton0 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
2006/2007Sat 21 OctBrighton & HA1 - 1NorthamptonLGE1
2001/2002Tue 12 MarBrighton & HA2 - 0NorthamptonLGE1

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 9, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

Northampton's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Cobblers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Brighton & HA are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 23 matches. Northampton see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 29 points from their 23 games played so far,

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

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

These are testing times at Withdean Stadium for the Seagulls and the Madmen are unable to see past Northampton claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Brighton & HA Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Northampton Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.