FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 01 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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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 131 previous games, with the The Hibees winning just 41.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Easter Road Stadium was earlier this season, the Hibees carving their neighbours apart with 81% of possession and the narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish League Cup match was all the goals they needed.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 26 DecHearts3 - 2HibernianSPL
2006/2007Wed 08 NovHibernian1-0HeartsSLGC
2006/2007Sun 15 OctHibernian2 - 2HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sat 22 AprHibernian2 - 1HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sun 02 AprHibernian0 - 4HeartsSFAC
2005/2006Sat 28 JanHearts4 - 1HibernianSPL
2005/2006Sat 29 OctHibernian2 - 0HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Hibernian have lost just once in their last six home games(2 goalkeeping blunders against rankgers), winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the The Hibees, with 4 goals against.

The Jambo's have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

Hibernian's 43 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Hearts find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 48 points they have accumulated from 31 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Hibees are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw

Hibs-mads Brian Hine thinks otherwise, I'll go for a resounding 4-0 home win for the Hibees and it could very well be even more !!!!

Sequence statistics:
Hibernian7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Hearts4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.