5 things to reflect on after Brighton & Hove Albion’s defeat at Rotherham

Posted On 07 Apr 2015 at 7:01 am

1) Albion’s last five matches couldn’t be tougher. Three are against promotion-hungry Bournemouth, Watford and Middlesbrough. The other two are against two sides battling relagation – Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town. The games against Bournemouth (Friday 10 April), Huddersfield (Tuesday 14 April) and Watford (Saturday 25 April) are at the Amex.

2) Albion haven’t been relagated since April 2006. Millwall, who currently occupy 22nd place, are 9 points behind Albion with 36 points. The Lions have 18 points left to play for, or half their season’s tally so far, having played one game fewer.

3) The Seagulls are 25 goals better off than Millwall in terms of goal difference which is almost worth another point.

4) Albion could drop as low as 20th place this evening (Tuesday 7 April) if Reading beat Blackpool and Fulham beat Charlton.

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5) The maximum points tally the Seagulls can achieve is 60. They currently have 45. Of the teams in the relegation zone that can catch Albion, Millwall can still get to 54 and Wigan can accumulate a maximum of 50. Blackpool can only notch up 42 points. They can’t catch the Seagulls and are already relegated to League 1.

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