FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Ross County 27 Oct 2012

Footymad preview History of the Heart of Midlothian v Ross County fixture

Heart of Midlothian play host to Ross County at Tynecastle on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Jambo's.

The last time the two teams met at Heart of Midlothian was back in October 2002, over five years ago, with Heart of Midlothian running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Scottish League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2002/2003 Wed 23 Oct Hearts 3-0 Ross County Scottish League Cup
2001/2002 Sat 05 Jan Hearts 2 - 1 Ross County Scottish F.A. Cup
2001/2002 Tue 25 Sep Ross County 0 - 0 Hearts Scottish League Cup
1998/1999 Wed 09 Sep Hearts 1 - 1 Ross County Scottish League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Jambo's's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Ross County have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Heart of Midlothian see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 12 points from their 10 games played so far,

Ross County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 11 points from 10 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 0 3 8 7 9
Ross County 6 1 2 3 9 12 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Heart of Midlothian, and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Heart of Midlothian 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Ross County Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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