FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian fixture

Hibernian face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 131 games played, The Hibees have recorded 29 wins, and Hearts have come away with 65 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Hibernian inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Jambo's 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:
2007/2008Sun 04 NovHibernian1 - 1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Mon 06 AugHearts0 - 1HibernianSPL
2006/2007Sat 12 MayHearts2 - 0HibernianSPL
2006/2007Sun 01 AprHibernian0 - 1HeartsSPL
2006/2007Tue 26 DecHearts3 - 2HibernianSPL
2006/2007Wed 08 NovHibernian1 - 0HeartsSLGC
2006/2007Sun 15 OctHibernian2 - 2HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Jambo's have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Hibernian's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Hibees have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hearts are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 22 matches. Hibernian see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 28 points from their 21 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the The Hibees out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Hearts. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 10 most recent games.
Hibernian Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.