Hearts face a trip to Celtic at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, 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 84 and win only 19 of the 139 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Scottish Premier match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sun 15 May||Hearts||1 - 2||Celtic||SPL|
|2004/2005||Sun 10 Apr||Hearts||1 - 2||Celtic||SFAC|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Apr||Celtic||0 - 2||Hearts||SPL|
|2004/2005||Sun 26 Dec||Hearts||0 - 2||Celtic||SPL|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Celtic||3 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sun 25 Apr||Hearts||1 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Apr||Celtic||2 - 2||Hearts||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
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 15 goals, and conceded 3.
Hearts's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Those games have seen the Jambo's pummel 12 goals, and let in 4.
Celtic are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 22 points from 9 games. Hearts are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 9 games giving them a return of 25 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Hearts are performing with pride on their travels, but the FootyMad panel believes it may not be enough to prevent the The Bhoys coming away with a hard-fought home win. Home win.
|Celtic||Won 8 successive home games.|
19 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
|Hearts||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|