FM Preview: Aberdeen v Hearts 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Aberdeen v Hearts

Hearts travel to Aberdeen for the game at Pittodrie on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 132 games played, the Jambo's have recorded 42 wins, and Aberdeen have come away with 62 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2010, with Hearts inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Dons.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010 Sat 27 Feb Aberdeen 0 - 1 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Wed 27 Jan Hearts 0 - 3 Aberdeen SPL
2009/2010 Sat 09 Jan Aberdeen 2 - 0 Hearts SFAC
2009/2010 Sat 17 Oct Aberdeen 1 - 1 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Tue 12 May Aberdeen 0 - 0 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Sat 14 Feb Hearts 2 - 1 Aberdeen SPL
2008/2009 Sat 27 Dec Aberdeen 1 - 0 Hearts SPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Hearts's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.

Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 7 points from their 7 games played so far, Hearts lie just above, picking up 8 from their 7 games so far.

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

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Aberdeen 6 1 1 4 7 12 4
Hearts 6 1 1 4 8 13 4

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hearts are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Aberdeen. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aberdeen 10 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Hearts 7 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.