FootyMAD's Southend United match preview

Last updated : 31 August 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Southend United fixture

Brighton & HA play host to Southend United at Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 31 wins out of 46 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Brighton & HA was back in January 2001, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a League Division Three match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 19 SepSouthend Utd.3 - 2Brighton & HALGEC
2000/2001Mon 01 JanBrighton & HA0-2Southend Utd.LGE2
2000/2001Sat 12 AugSouthend Utd.2 - 0Brighton & HALGE2
1999/2000Sat 11 MarBrighton & HA1 - 0Southend Utd.LGE2
1999/2000Tue 02 NovSouthend Utd.2 - 1Brighton & HALGE2
1998/1999Sat 20 FebSouthend Utd.3 - 0Brighton & HALGE2
1998/1999Sat 12 SepBrighton & HA0 - 2Southend Utd.LGE2

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.

Southend Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Shrimpers have hit 8 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Brighton & HA find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 3 matches. Southend Utd. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 3 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA6114594
Southend Utd.630310119

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Brighton & HA 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Southend Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.