FootyMAD's Walsall match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Walsall v Brighton & Hove Albion fixture

Brighton & HA face a trip to Walsall at Banks's Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 40 games played, Seagulls have recorded 12 wins, and Walsall have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, with Brighton & HA inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Saddlers in a League One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 20 SepBrighton & HA0 - 1WalsallLGE1
2007/2008Tue 11 MarWalsall1 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
2007/2008Tue 06 NovBrighton & HA1 - 1WalsallLGE1
2002/2003Sat 01 FebWalsall1 - 0Brighton & HACHMP
2002/2003Mon 26 AugBrighton & HA0 - 2WalsallCHMP
1997/1998Tue 06 JanWalsall5 - 0Brighton & HAASSM
1995/1996Sat 04 MayWalsall2 - 1Brighton & HALGE1

Recent respective form guides

Walsall's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Saddlers have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Brighton & HA's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Walsall's 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Brighton & HA are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 23 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA6123685

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Walsall 15 games since last home draw.
Brighton & HA Last drawn game 4 outings ago.