FootyMAD's Stockport County match preview

Last updated : 24 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Stockport County fixture

Brighton play host to Stockport County at Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Seagulls are clearly on top, having won 5 and lost only 1 of the 9 games.

The last time the two teams met at Brighton was back in January 1996, over five years ago, 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:
1995/1996Sat 23 MarStockport3 - 1BrightonLD2
1995/1996Mon 01 JanBrighton1-1StockportLD2
1994/1995Sat 22 AprStockport2 - 0BrightonLD2
1994/1995Mon 02 JanBrighton2 - 0StockportLD2
1993/1994Sat 22 JanStockport3 - 0BrightonLD2
1993/1994Sat 09 OctBrighton1 - 1StockportLD2
1992/1993Sat 13 MarStockport0 - 0BrightonLD2

Recent respective form guides

Brighton & Hove Albion are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Seagulls, with 3 goals against.

In complete contrast to Brighton, Stockport are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Hatters have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Brighton are holding the final promotion place in the Nationwide League Division Two, and have accumulated 27 points from the 15 games they have played so far. Stockport are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division Two with a return of just 12 points from their 15 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Brighton fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Seagulls. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Brighton Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Stockport Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 8 most recent games.