FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 20 March 2009 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 101 wins out of 146 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:
2008/2009Sat 29 NovHearts2 - 1RangersSPL
2008/2009Sat 16 AugRangers2-0HeartsSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Rangers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, The Gers have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 4.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Rangers sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 60 points from their 28 games. Hearts find themselves in a respectable 3rd position, courtesy of the 48 points they have accumulated from 29 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rangers may be coming up against a decent side in Hearts, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the The Gers. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rangers 13 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Hearts 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.