Hearts prepare to entertain Rangers at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 74 of the 148 previous games, with the Jambo's winning just 36.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners in a Scottish Premier match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sun 18 Apr||Rangers||2 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Mar||Hearts||1-4||Rangers||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sat 23 Jan||Rangers||1 - 1||Hearts||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sun 23 Aug||Hearts||1 - 2||Rangers||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sun 03 May||Rangers||2 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sat 21 Mar||Rangers||2 - 2||Hearts||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sat 29 Nov||Hearts||2 - 1||Rangers||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
Heart of Midlothian have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.
The away form of Rangers however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Gers, and 7 goals against.
Hearts's total of 8 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Rangers are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 6 games giving them a return of 18 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Jambo's at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Gers come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Hearts||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Rangers||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.