FootyMAD's Port Vale match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Port Vale fixture

Brighton & HA are ready to welcome Port Vale to Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, Seagulls have recorded 12 wins, and Port Vale have come away with 4 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Withdean Stadium was more than three years back, in December 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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 23 DecPort Vale2 - 1Brighton & HALGE1
2003/2004Sat 13 MarPort Vale1 - 1Brighton & HALGE1
2003/2004Fri 12 DecBrighton & HA1-1Port ValeLGE1
2001/2002Sat 20 AprPort Vale0 - 1Brighton & HALGE1
2001/2002Sat 10 NovBrighton & HA1 - 0Port ValeLGE1
1993/1994Sat 07 MayBrighton & HA1 - 3Port ValeLGE1
1993/1994Sat 27 NovPort Vale4 - 0Brighton & HALGE1

Recent respective form guides

Brighton & Hove Albion have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.

The away form of Port Vale is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Valiants have hit 8 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Brighton & HA find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 28 matches. Port Vale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 36 points from their 28 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA6105293
Port Vale6114494

FootyMad's prediction ...

None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the Seagulls. Score draw

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 8 .
Port Vale Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.