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 85 and win only 19 of the 141 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2006, the The Bhoys carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Scottish Premier match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sun 06 Aug||Hearts||2 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2005/2006||Sun 30 Apr||Hearts||3 - 0||Celtic||SPL|
|2005/2006||Wed 05 Apr||Celtic||1 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2005/2006||Sun 01 Jan||Hearts||2 - 3||Celtic||SPL|
|2005/2006||Sat 15 Oct||Celtic||1 - 1||Hearts||SPL|
|2004/2005||Sun 15 May||Hearts||1 - 2||Celtic||SPL|
|2004/2005||Sun 10 Apr||Hearts||1 - 2||Celtic||SFAC|
Recent respective form guides
Celtic could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the The Bhoys, with 1 goals against.
The Jambo's have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Jambo's, and 7 goals against.
Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 12 games giving them a return of 31 points. Hearts sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 21 points from their 12 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Celtic is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win
|Celtic||Won 10 successive home games.|
11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
|Hearts||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.