FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 15 August 2008 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 100 wins out of 145 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was less than a year ago, in December 2007, the The Gers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 27 FebHearts0 - 4RangersSPL
2007/2008Wed 30 JanRangers2 - 0HeartsSLGC
2007/2008Sat 15 DecRangers2-1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Sat 15 SepHearts4 - 2RangersSPL
2006/2007Sat 21 AprRangers2 - 1HeartsSPL
2006/2007Sat 27 JanRangers0 - 0HeartsSPL
2006/2007Sun 19 NovHearts0 - 1RangersSPL

Recent respective form guides

Rangers are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the The Gers score just 5 goals, though they have conceded 1.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 4 against.

Rangers's 3 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 6th position. Hearts find themselves in a respectable 3rd position, courtesy of the 3 points they have accumulated from 1 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the The Gers, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rangers Unbeaten in the last 20 home games.
Hearts Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.