FM Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion v Colchester United 25 Jan 2011

Last updated : 24 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Brighton & Hove Albion v Colchester United fixture

Colchester U. face a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at Withdean Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The U's will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 3 of the 22 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2009, with Colchester U. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Seagulls 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:
2009/2010Mon 08 MarColchester U.0 - 0Brighton & HALGE1
2009/2010Fri 11 DecBrighton & HA1 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2008/2009Mon 13 AprColchester U.0 - 1Brighton & HALGE1
2008/2009Fri 26 DecBrighton & HA1 - 2Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 20 MarBrighton & HA2 - 1Colchester U.LGE1
2003/2004Sat 13 SepColchester U.1 - 0Brighton & HALGE1
2001/2002Sat 30 MarColchester U.1 - 4Brighton & HALGE1

Recent respective form guides

Brighton & Hove Albion are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Seagulls, with 6 goals against.

Colchester U. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the U's have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Brighton & HA are leading the way in the Npower League One, with their 24 games giving them a return of 46 points. Colchester U.'s 35 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Brighton & HA641114513
Colchester U.61327126

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Brighton & HA Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Colchester U. Not won in previous 4 away matches.