FM Preview: Rangers v Heart of Midlothian 04 Dec 2010

Last updated : 03 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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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 103 wins out of 150 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2010, with Rangers running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 02 OctHearts1 - 2RangersSPL
2009/2010Sun 18 AprRangers2-0HeartsSPL
2009/2010Sat 27 MarHearts1 - 4RangersSPL
2009/2010Sat 23 JanRangers1 - 1HeartsSPL
2009/2010Sun 23 AugHearts1 - 2RangersSPL
2008/2009Sun 03 MayRangers2 - 0HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 21 MarRangers2 - 2HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Rangers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The away form of Hearts however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Jambo's, and 7 goals against.

Rangers are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 14 games giving them a return of 37 points. Hearts's total of 26 points from their 14 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Rangers's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Hearts. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rangers 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Hearts 3 successive away victories.
10 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.