FM Preview: Ross County v Heart of Midlothian 02 Feb 2013

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

Heart of Midlothian travel to take on Ross County at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The only previous meeting between the two sides yielded a draw.

The only previous meeting between Ross County and Heart of Midlothian at Victoria Park was more than a decade ago, in September 2001, when they played out a goalless draw in an Scottish League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 27 Oct Hearts 2 - 2 Ross County Scottish Premier
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

Ross County have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The away form of Heart of Midlothian is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Jambo's have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Ross County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 23 matches.

Heart of Midlothian see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 29 points from their 23 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Ross County 6 3 2 1 8 7 11
Heart of Midlothian 6 2 2 2 5 7 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the County, as the Jambo's have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Ross County Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Heart of Midlothian Not won in previous 10 away matches.

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