FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 14 November 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & HA pack their bags to visit Southampton at St. Marys on Sunday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 12 out of 16 times.

The previous match played between the two at St. Marys was more than three years back, in January 2006, the Saints carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 08 AprBrighton & HA0 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Mon 02 JanSouthampton2 - 1Brighton & HACHMP
2001/2002Tue 11 SepBrighton & HA0 - 3SouthamptonLGEC
1985/1986Sat 08 MarBrighton & HA0 - 2SouthamptonFAC
1982/1983Tue 05 AprSouthampton0 - 0Brighton & HAPREM
1982/1983Mon 27 DecBrighton & HA0 - 1SouthamptonPREM
1981/1982Sat 03 AprBrighton & HA1 - 1SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Saints, with 8 goals against.

Brighton & HA have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League One with a return of just 12 points from their 15 games thus far. Brighton & HA are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 14 points from 15 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA613212136

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Saints, as the Seagulls have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Brighton & HA Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.