FM Preview: Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian 02 Jan 2012

Last updated : 01 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Hibernian prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Easter Road Stadium at lunchtime on Monday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 56 of the 140 previous games, with the Hibees winning just 42.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Easter Road Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2011, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2009/2010 Sun 03 Jan Hibernian 1 - 1 Hearts Scottish Premier

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Hibernian's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. Hibees have conceded a disappointing 10 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Heart of Midlothian's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.

Hibernian are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 15 points from 20 matches.

Heart of Midlothian lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 29 from their 21 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Hibernian 6 0 2 4 4 11 2
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 1 2 9 4 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Hibees at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Jambo's come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Hibernian Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
Heart of Midlothian Not won in previous 4 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

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