FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian 18 Mar 2012

Last updated : 17 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian fixture

Hibernian face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 138 games played, Hibees have recorded 30 wins, and Heart of Midlothian have come away with 69 victories.

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

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Mon 02 Jan Hibernian 1 - 3 Hearts Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 28 Aug Hearts 2-0 Hibernian Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sun 03 Apr Hibernian 2 - 2 Hearts Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 01 Jan Hearts 1 - 0 Hibernian Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sun 07 Nov Hibernian 0 - 2 Hearts Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sat 01 May Hibernian 1 - 2 Hearts Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sat 20 Mar Hearts 2 - 1 Hibernian Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Jambo's's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

The away form of Hibernian however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The Hibees's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 14 goals for and 13 against.

Heart of Midlothian lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 39 points from their 29 games so far.

Hibernian are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 29 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Heart of Midlothian 6 2 2 2 7 10 8
Hibernian 6 2 2 2 8 10 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Hibees to play at the moment, and one from which we believe will see Hibernian take away one point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Heart of Midlothian Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Hibernian 10 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.

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