FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Celtic 08 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Heart of Midlothian v Celtic fixture

Heart of Midlothian prepare to entertain Celtic at Tynecastle Stadium on Wednesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 64 of the 152 previous games, with the Jambo's winning just 57.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle Stadium was earlier this season, with Heart of Midlothian running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Dec Celtic 1 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2011/2012 Sun 02 Oct Hearts 2-0 Celtic Scottish Premier
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

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Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Jambo's, with 5 goals against.

Celtic's away form is equally impressive, seeing them pick up six wins out of six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Bhoys scoring 15 and conceding 1.

Heart of Midlothian's total of 35 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 24 games giving them a return of 59 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 2 1 10 5 11
Celtic 6 6 0 0 15 2 18

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Heart of Midlothian may be in prime form at home, but the quality of the opposition suggests to me that Celtic are going to come away with all the points in this one. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Heart of Midlothian Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Celtic 6 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 9 matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.

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