FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 22 January 2010 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 102 wins out of 148 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2009, with Rangers running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 23 AugHearts1 - 2RangersSPL
2008/2009Sun 03 MayRangers2-0HeartsSPL
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

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 21 goals, and conceded 4.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Rangers are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 20 games giving them a return of 47 points. Hearts lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 27 from their 20 games so far.

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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 Won 4 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Hearts Not won in previous 2 away matches.