FootyMAD's Brighton & Hove Albion match preview

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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Chesterfield fixture

Chesterfield pack their bags to visit Brighton & Hove Albion at Withdean Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Spireites will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 8 and win only 2 of the 14 games.

The previous match played between the two at Withdean Stadium was more than three years back, in September 2003, the Seagulls carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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:
2003/2004Tue 16 MarChesterfield0 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
2003/2004Tue 16 SepBrighton & HA1 - 0ChesterfieldLGE1
2001/2002Mon 21 JanChesterfield1 - 2Brighton & HALGE1
2001/2002Fri 21 DecBrighton & HA2 - 2ChesterfieldLGE1
2000/2001Tue 01 MayBrighton & HA1 - 0ChesterfieldLGE2
2000/2001Sat 21 OctChesterfield1 - 0Brighton & HALGE2
1995/1996Sat 09 MarChesterfield1 - 0Brighton & HALGE1

Recent respective form guides

Brighton & Hove Albion have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.

The away form of Chesterfield is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Spireites have hit 8 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Brighton & HA find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 11 matches. Chesterfield see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 14 points from their 11 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Chesterfield are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Withdean Stadium with a well-deserved point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Brighton & HA Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Chesterfield Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.