FM Preview: Hearts v Rangers 02 Oct 2010

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History of the Hearts v Rangers fixture

Hearts prepare to entertain Rangers at Tynecastle tomorrow for lunch 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 in Edinburgh was less than a year ago, in March 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners 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 Sun 18 Apr Rangers 2 - 0 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Sat 27 Mar Hearts 1-4 Rangers SPL
2009/2010 Sat 23 Jan Rangers 1 - 1 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Sun 23 Aug Hearts 1 - 2 Rangers SPL
2008/2009 Sun 03 May Rangers 2 - 0 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Sat 21 Mar Rangers 2 - 2 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Sat 29 Nov Hearts 2 - 1 Rangers SPL

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Hearts 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, losing just one game 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 fourth place in SPL. Rangers are leading the way, alongside Celtic, with their 6 games giving them a return of 18 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 1 3 11 11 7
Rangers 6 5 1 0 17 5 16

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 Gers come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Failed to win in previous 2 home games.
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.