FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 02 May 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 Sunday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 101 wins out of 147 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was earlier this season, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw 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 21 MarRangers2-2HeartsSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Rangers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the The Gers, with 6 goals against.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Rangers sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 73 points from their 33 games. Hearts find themselves in a respectable 3rd position, courtesy of the 54 points they have accumulated from 33 games.

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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 Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Hearts Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.