Last season saw the away side take the honors in both matches as Boro enjoyed a 2-0 win at the Amex, while Albion recorded a 1-0 win at the Riverside Stadium thanks to a late Matthew Upson header.
The Teessiders have won four and drawn two of their last six visits to the south coast, leaving Albion without a home win in six. It leaves Boro unbeaten at the Amex.
Boro lead in the overall head-to-head record, with 22 victories to Albion’s nine, while the two sides have drawn on 11 occasions. Brighton & Hove Albion host Middlesbrough at the Amex on Saturday in what will be the 43rd meeting between the sides.
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With Chris Cattlin at the helm and Albion sitting fifth in Division Two - just two places off the promotion spot – the Seagulls were hoping to climb into the top three with a win at the Goldstone. Terry Connor got Albion off to a good start in the 39th minute, but Gary Rowell equalised a minute later before Bernie Slaven struck on the stroke of half-time to give Boro a half-time lead. It took Albion half an hour to draw themselves level with Connor netting his second, before Dean Saunders finally put Brighton in front with five minutes remaining. It looked like Albion would take all three points, but Rowell grabbed an equaliser for Boro with his second of the game in the dying moments.
Saturday 18th January 1986
Second Division (Old)
Albion 3-3 Middlesbrough
Inigo Calderon’s second-half header extended Brighton’s unbeaten home run to eight games as they drew 1-1 in this entertaining encounter between two play-off chasing sides at the Amex. Adam El-Abd hit the post before Marvin Emnes broke the deadlock just after the half-hour mark. Lukas Jutkiewicz then hit the woodwork at the other end, before Calderon leveled the scoring with just under twenty minutes to play. The defender met Kazenga LuaLua’s corner with a powerful header in the 73rd minute to secure Albion a well-deserved point.
Saturday 31st March 2012
Albion 1 Middlesbrough 1
Two second-half Middlesbrough goals condemned Oscar Garcia’s men to a third successive defeat and left them four points off Reading in the final play-off position. Albion started the brighter of the two sides and were denied by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos in the Boro goal on a number of occasions. The visitors took the lead through Albert Adomah just after the hour mark, before Leonardo Ulloa missed the chance to equalise 12 minutes later when he fired over from the penalty spot. Danny Graham wrapped up the win for Boro late on with a strike from 12 yards. It was only Middlesbrough’s second victory in 13 Championship games. Saturday 16th March 2014
Albion 0 Middlesbrough 2