FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Rangers 23 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Heart of Midlothian v Rangers fixture

Heart of Midlothian prepare to entertain Rangers at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 75 of the 150 previous games, with the Jambo's winning just 37.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2011, the Jambo's carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 23 Jul Rangers 1 - 1 Hearts Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 07 May Rangers 4 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 02 Feb Rangers 1 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 22 Jan Hearts 1-0 Rangers Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 02 Oct Hearts 1 - 2 Rangers Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sun 18 Apr Rangers 2 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sat 27 Mar Hearts 1 - 4 Rangers Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Jambo's, with 6 goals against.

Rangers's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the Gers pummel 13 goals, and let in 5.

Heart of Midlothian's total of 18 points from their 11 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 11 games giving them a return of 29 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 2 1 8 4 11
Rangers 6 4 1 1 14 6 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Tynecastle Stadium for the Jambo's and the Madmen are unable to see past Rangers claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Heart of Midlothian Won 3 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Rangers 7 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.

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