FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

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Last updated : 14 October 2006
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History of the Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Hibernian prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Easter Road Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 52 of the 129 previous games, with the The Hibees winning just 40.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Easter Road Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2006, the The Hibees carving out a narrow 2-1 victory 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:
2005/2006Sat 22 AprHibernian2-1HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sun 02 AprHibernian0 - 4HeartsSFAC
2005/2006Sat 28 JanHearts4 - 1HibernianSPL
2005/2006Sat 29 OctHibernian2 - 0HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sun 07 AugHearts4 - 0HibernianSPL
2004/2005Sat 23 AprHibernian2 - 2HeartsSPL
2004/2005Wed 13 AprHearts1 - 2HibernianSPL

Recent respective form guides

Hibernian have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, The Hibees have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 4.

The Jambo's have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Hibernian see themselves just below half way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, showing a record of 11 points from their 9 games played so far, Hearts sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 19 points from their 9 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hibernian63031259
Hearts641112313

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hibernian are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Hearts will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hibernian 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Hearts Undefeated in last 4 away games.
6 games since last defeat.

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