FM Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace 17 Mar 2013
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 16th March 2013
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at 12:00 on 17th March 2013 in the Championship.
History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace fixture
Crystal Palace face a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Falmer Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 24 and win only 8 of the 43 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Falmer Stadium was just last season, in September 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sat 01 Dec||Crystal Palace||3 - 0||Brighton & HA||Championship|
|2011/2012||Tue 31 Jan||Crystal Palace||1 - 1||Brighton & HA||Championship|
|2011/2012||Tue 27 Sep||Brighton & HA||1-3||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2005/2006||Sun 20 Nov||Brighton & HA||2 - 3||Crystal Palace||Championship|
|2005/2006||Tue 18 Oct||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Brighton & HA||Championship|
|2002/2003||Tue 25 Mar||Brighton & HA||0 - 0||Crystal Palace||League Division One|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Oct||Crystal Palace||5 - 0||Brighton & HA||League Division One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Brighton & Hove Albion have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Seagulls in those games, with 6 conceded.
In complete contrast to Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Eagles have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Brighton & Hove Albion lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 56 points from their 37 games so far.
Crystal Palace are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 65 points from 37 games.
Current overall team form
|Brighton & Hove Albion||6||3||1||2||8||4||10|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Eagles, but one which we believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Crystal Palace||4 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here