FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v St. Mirren 23 Oct 2010

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History of the Hearts v St. Mirren fixture

Hearts prepare to entertain St. Mirren at Tynecastle this afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Jambo's are clearly on top, having won 62 and lost only 22 of the 112 games.

The most recent meeting of the sides at Tynecastle was less than a year ago, in January 2010, the Jambo's carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a league game.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010 Sat 03 Apr St. Mirren 1 - 1 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Tue 02 Feb Hearts 0 - 1 St. Mirren SLGC
2009/2010 Sat 16 Jan Hearts 1-0 St. Mirren SPL
2009/2010 Sat 03 Oct St. Mirren 2 - 1 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Sat 21 Feb Hearts 1 - 1 St. Mirren SPL
2008/2009 Sat 08 Nov St. Mirren 0 - 1 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Sat 23 Aug Hearts 2 - 1 St. Mirren SPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period. The away form of St. Mirren is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six games. While the Buddies have hit 6 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hearts are in fifth place, picking up 11 points from their 8 games so far. St. Mirren find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 8 games have yielded only 5 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Hearts 6 2 0 4 8 12 6
St. Mirren 6 1 1 4 7 11 4

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Jambo's to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home games.
Failed to win in previous 3 home games.
Not drawn a game in their last 6 .
St. Mirren Lost each of the previous 3 away games.
Not won in previous 14 away games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.