FootyMAD's Aberdeen match preview

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History of the Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Hearts face a trip to Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 131 games played, Jambo's have recorded 41 wins, and Aberdeen have come away with 62 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Aberdeen running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Wed 27 JanHearts0 - 3AberdeenSPL
2009/2010Sat 09 JanAberdeen2 - 0HeartsSFAC
2009/2010Sat 17 OctAberdeen1 - 1HeartsSPL
2008/2009Tue 12 MayAberdeen0 - 0HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 14 FebHearts2 - 1AberdeenSPL
2008/2009Sat 27 DecAberdeen1 - 0HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 25 OctHearts1 - 1AberdeenSPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The The Dons's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Jambo's have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 29 points from their 25 games played so far, Hearts's 34 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 6th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aberdeen60338123
Hearts6204596

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Hearts on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Aberdeen. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aberdeen Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Hearts Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.