FootyMAD's Heart Of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 23 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Heart Of Midlothian v Glasgow Rangers fixture

Rangers face a trip to Heart Of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 70 of the 140 previous games, with the hosts winning just 33.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2005, with Rangers inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Jambo's in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 07 MayRangers2 - 1HeartsSPL
2004/2005Wed 02 MarHearts1 - 2RangersSPL
2004/2005Sun 28 NovRangers3 - 2HeartsSPL
2004/2005Sun 12 SepHearts0 - 0RangersSPL
2003/2004Wed 12 MayRangers0 - 1HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sat 13 MarHearts1 - 1RangersSPL
2003/2004Sat 20 DecRangers2 - 1HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart Of Midlothian 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 Jambo's in those games, with 5 conceded.

The The Gers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Gers, and 8 goals against.

Hearts are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 7 games giving them a return of 21 points. Rangers are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 13 points from 7 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rangers are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
Rangers Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.