FM Preview: Hibs v Hearts 07 Nov 2010

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History of the Hibs v Hearts fixture

Hearts face a trip to Easter Road on Sunday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. Hearts have won 55 of the 138 previous games, with the hosts winning just 42.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2010, with Hearts inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat on The Hibees.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010 Sat 01 May Hibs 1 - 2 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Sat 20 Mar Hearts 2 - 1 Hibs SPL
2009/2010 Sun 03 Jan Hibs 1 - 1 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Sat 07 Nov Hearts 0 - 0 Hibs SPL
2008/2009 Thu 07 May Hearts 0 - 1 Hibs SPL
2008/2009 Sat 14 Mar Hibs 1 - 0 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Sun 11 Jan Hibs 0 - 2 Hearts SFAC

Recent respective form guides

Hibs poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While The Hibees have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Hearts's away form is none too clever either, picking up four wins from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Jambo's, and 8 goals against.

Hibs are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 8 points from 10 matches. Hearts lie fifth picking up 14 from their 10 games so far.

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Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Hibs 6 1 0 5 6 13 3
Hearts 6 2 0 4 8 11 6

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Jambo's have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Easter Road with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hibs Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Hearts 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.