FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian 18 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 17th March 2012
The game between Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian in the Scottish Premier on 18th March 2012 at 12:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian fixture
Heart of Midlothian prepare to entertain Hibernian at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 138 games played, Jambo's have recorded 69 wins, and Hibernian have come away with 30 victories.
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
|2011/2012||Mon 02 Jan||Hibernian||1 - 3||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2011/2012||Sun 28 Aug||Hearts||2-0||Hibernian||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sun 03 Apr||Hibernian||2 - 2||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sat 01 Jan||Hearts||1 - 0||Hibernian||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sun 07 Nov||Hibernian||0 - 2||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sat 01 May||Hibernian||1 - 2||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Mar||Hearts||2 - 1||Hibernian||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 not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Jambo's's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.
The away form of Hibernian however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The Hibees's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 14 goals for and 13 against.
Heart of Midlothian lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 39 points from their 29 games so far.
Hibernian are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 29 matches.
Current overall team form
|Heart of Midlothian||6||2||2||2||7||10||8|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
With Heart of Midlothian only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw
|Heart of Midlothian||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
|Hibernian||10 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here