FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2007 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 98 wins out of 142 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was earlier this season, with Rangers running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 19 NovHearts0 - 1RangersSPL
2006/2007Sat 19 AugRangers2-0HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sun 07 MayRangers2 - 0HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sun 19 MarHearts1 - 1RangersSPL
2005/2006Sat 17 DecRangers1 - 0HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sat 24 SepHearts1 - 0RangersSPL
2004/2005Sat 07 MayRangers2 - 1HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Rangers are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, During these games, The Gers have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 2.

Hearts's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Jambo's, and 7 goals against.

Rangers sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 45 points from their 25 games. Hearts find themselves in a respectable 3rd position, courtesy of the 40 points they have accumulated from 25 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rangers are starting to turn Ibrox Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rangers Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Hearts Undefeated in last 7 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.