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History of the Celtic v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Hearts face a trip to Celtic at Celtic Park on Wednesday 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 89 and win only 22 of the 150 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Hearts inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Bhoys in a Scottish League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 20 DecHearts2 - 1CelticSPL
2009/2010Wed 28 OctCeltic0 - 1HeartsSLGC
2009/2010Sun 20 SepCeltic2 - 1HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sun 24 MayCeltic0 - 0HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 11 AprHearts1 - 1CelticSPL
2008/2009Sat 13 DecCeltic1 - 1HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sun 02 NovHearts0 - 2CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Celtic have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the The Bhoys in those games, with 4 conceded.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Jambo's have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Celtic's total of 44 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Hearts's 28 points from 23 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

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Bhoys, as the Jambo's have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Celtic Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Hearts Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.