FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Celtic 02 Oct 2011

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Last updated : 01 October 2011

Footymad preview History of the Heart of Midlothian v Celtic fixture

Heart of Midlothian prepare to entertain Celtic at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 64 of the 151 previous games, with the Jambo's winning just 56.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Wed 11 May Hearts 0-3 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 26 Jan Celtic 4 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 10 Nov Hearts 2 - 0 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Celtic 3 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sun 09 May Hearts 1 - 2 Celtic Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Wed 10 Feb Celtic 2 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sun 20 Dec Hearts 2 - 1 Celtic Scottish Premier

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

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Jambo's in those games, with 7 conceded.

Celtic have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Bhoys's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Heart of Midlothian's total of 12 points from their 9 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Celtic's total of 18 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Heart of Midlothian 6 2 3 1 6 4 9
Celtic 6 3 1 2 11 7 10

For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Heart of Midlothian at home in recent games, and, though we cannot see a run starting here, we do think the Jambo's will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Heart of Midlothian 8 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Celtic 12 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here

Heart of Midlothian Match Reports

Scottish Premiership Sat 21st October 15:00

Hearts 1 - 0 St Johnstone

Last game - Match Centre


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