FM Preview: Celtic v Heart of Midlothian 19 Jan 2013

Footymad preview History of the Celtic v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Heart of Midlothian face a trip to Celtic at Parkhead on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Jambo's will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 101 and win only 25 of the 164 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Parkhead was earlier this season, the Bhoys carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Wed 28 Nov Hearts 0 - 4 Celtic Scottish Premier
2012/2013 Sun 07 Oct Celtic 1-0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 13 May Celtic 5 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 15 Apr Celtic 1 - 2 Hearts Scottish F.A. Cup
2011/2012 Wed 08 Feb Hearts 0 - 4 Celtic Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sat 10 Dec Celtic 1 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 02 Oct Hearts 2 - 0 Celtic Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Celtic have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The Bhoys have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

In complete contrast to Celtic, Heart of Midlothian are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Jambo's have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 21 games giving them a return of 43 points.

Heart of Midlothian see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 26 points from their 21 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Celtic 6 5 0 1 10 1 15
Heart of Midlothian 6 2 2 2 6 5 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Jambo's are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Celtic. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Celtic Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Heart of Midlothian Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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