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History of the Aberdeen v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

Hearts face a trip to Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 122 games played, Jambo's have recorded 39 wins, and Aberdeen have come away with 59 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2005, with Aberdeen running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 20 AugHearts2 - 0AberdeenSPL
2004/2005Sun 22 MayAberdeen2 - 0HeartsSPL
2004/2005Sat 29 JanHearts1 - 0AberdeenSPL
2004/2005Sun 07 NovAberdeen0 - 1HeartsSPL
2004/2005Sat 14 AugHearts0 - 0AberdeenSPL
2003/2004Wed 11 FebHearts1 - 0AberdeenSPL
2003/2004Sun 09 NovAberdeen0 - 1HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The Dons have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, showing a record of 17 points from their 14 games played so far, Hearts are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 35 points from 14 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Jambo's has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Aberdeen. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aberdeen Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Hearts Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.