FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Rangers 21 Apr 2012

Last updated : 20 April 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Heart of Midlothian v Rangers fixture

Rangers face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle on Saturday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Gers have winning an impressive 76 games, and losing 37.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 03 Mar Rangers 1 - 2 Hearts Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 23 Oct Hearts 0-2 Rangers Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sat 23 Jul Rangers 1 - 1 Hearts Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 07 May Rangers 4 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 02 Feb Rangers 1 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 22 Jan Hearts 1 - 0 Rangers Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 02 Oct Hearts 1 - 2 Rangers Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Jambo's's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The away form of Rangers however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Gers scoring 17 and conceding 6.

Heart of Midlothian lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 48 points from their 33 games so far.

Rangers's total of 63 points from their 33 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Heart of Midlothian 6 5 0 1 12 4 15
Rangers 6 4 0 2 14 9 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rangers are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Heart of Midlothian. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Heart of Midlothian Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Rangers 19 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.

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