FootyMAD Glasgow Celtic match preview

History of the Glasgow Celtic v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

Hearts face a trip to Glasgow Celtic at Celtic Park on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Jambo's will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 82 and win only 19 of the 136 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2003, the The Bhoys carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 10 MayCeltic1 - 0HeartsSPL
2002/2003Sat 19 AprHearts2 - 1CelticSPL
2002/2003Thu 26 DecCeltic4 - 2HeartsSPL
2002/2003Sun 20 OctHearts1 - 4CelticSPL
2001/2002Sun 28 AprHearts1 - 4CelticSPL
2001/2002Wed 23 JanCeltic2 - 0HeartsSPL
2001/2002Sat 17 NovHearts0 - 1CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Glasgow Celtic could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, The Bhoys have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 1.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.

Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 8 games giving them a return of 22 points. Hearts are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 14 points from 8 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Celtic may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Won 9 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Hearts Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.