FM Preview: Rangers v Heart of Midlothian 03 Mar 2012

Last updated : 02 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Rangers v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Rangers prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 105 wins out of 153 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2009/2010 Sun 18 Apr Rangers 2 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Rangers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Gers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Heart of Midlothian have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Jambo's's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Rangers's total of 54 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Heart of Midlothian lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 36 from their 28 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rangers 6 3 1 2 13 6 10
Heart of Midlothian 6 1 2 3 4 12 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but we think that Gers's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Heart of Midlothian. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rangers Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Heart of Midlothian An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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