FM Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Portsmouth 10 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth face a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Falmer Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pompey will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 4 of the 21 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2011, with Brighton & Hove Albion running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 13 Aug Portsmouth 0 - 1 Brighton & HA Championship
2010/2011 Sat 08 Jan Brighton & HA 3-1 Portsmouth F.A. Cup
2002/2003 Sat 18 Jan Brighton & HA 1 - 1 Portsmouth League Division One
2002/2003 Sat 31 Aug Portsmouth 4 - 2 Brighton & HA League Division One
1992/1993 Sat 02 Jan Brighton & HA 1 - 0 Portsmouth F.A. Cup
1991/1992 Wed 29 Apr Brighton & HA 2 - 1 Portsmouth Second Division
1991/1992 Sat 07 Sep Portsmouth 0 - 0 Brighton & HA Second Division

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Recent respective form guides

Brighton & Hove Albion are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Seagulls, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Brighton & Hove Albion, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Pompey's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Brighton & Hove Albion lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 55 points from their 35 games so far.

Portsmouth find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 34 games have yielded only 26 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Brighton & Hove Albion 6 1 4 1 9 11 7
Portsmouth 6 0 2 4 2 8 2

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Pompey are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Brighton & Hove Albion Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.

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