FM Preview: Hearts v Celtic 10 Nov 2010

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History of the Hearts v Celtic fixture

Celtic face a trip to Tynecastle on Wednesday evening, having the edge over their hosts, Hearts, in previous meetings. The visitors have won 63 of the 149 previous games, with the hosts winning just 55.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2010, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat on the Jambo's.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Celtic 3 - 0 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Sun 09 May Hearts 1 - 2 Celtic SPL
2009/2010 Wed 10 Feb Celtic 2 - 0 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Sun 20 Dec Hearts 2 - 1 Celtic SPL
2009/2010 Wed 28 Oct Celtic 0 - 1 Hearts SLGC
2009/2010 Sun 20 Sep Celtic 2 - 1 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Sun 24 May Celtic 0 - 0 Hearts SPL

Recent respective form guides

Hearts have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Bhoys, and 5 goals against.

Hearts's total of 17 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in fourth placein the SPL . Celtic's total of 30 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in second place..

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 3 0 3 7 7 9
Celtic 6 5 0 1 21 7 15

FootyMad's prediction ...

Celtic are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Hearts. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts 5 games since last home draw; and not drawn a game in their last 9 .
Celtic 5 successive away wins; 16 games since last away draw; won each of the previous 3 matches; and ast drawn game 33 outings ago.