FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Rangers 02 Oct 2010

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History of the Heart of Midlothian v Rangers fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 18 AprRangers2 - 0HeartsSPL
2009/2010Sat 27 MarHearts1-4RangersSPL
2009/2010Sat 23 JanRangers1 - 1HeartsSPL
2009/2010Sun 23 AugHearts1 - 2RangersSPL
2008/2009Sun 03 MayRangers2 - 0HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 21 MarRangers2 - 2HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 29 NovHearts2 - 1RangersSPL

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.