FootyMAD's Nottingham Forest match preview

Last updated : 16 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest fixture

Brighton & HA are ready to welcome Nottingham Forest to Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 3 of the 10 previous games, with the Seagulls winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Withdean Stadium was within the last three years, in January 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 19 AugNottm. Forest2 - 1Brighton & HALGE1
2004/2005Sat 22 JanBrighton & HA0-0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2004/2005Wed 29 SepNottm. Forest0 - 1Brighton & HACHMP
2002/2003Sat 15 MarBrighton & HA1 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2002/2003Wed 27 NovNottm. Forest3 - 2Brighton & HACHMP
1986/1987Wed 08 OctNottm. Forest3 - 0Brighton & HALGEC
1986/1987Wed 24 SepBrighton & HA0 - 0Nottm. ForestLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Brighton & Hove Albion's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Seagulls have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Nottm. Forest is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Forest have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Brighton & HA see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 39 points from their 32 games played so far, Nottm. Forest are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 56 points from 31 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA6222548
Nottm. Forest6222468

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Brighton & HA at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Seagulls will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Brighton & HA Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Nottm. Forest Not won in previous 6 away matches.