FootyMAD's Falkirk match preview

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History of the Falkirk v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

Hearts pack their bags to visit Falkirk at The Falkirk Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 81 games played, Jambo's have recorded 26 wins, and Falkirk have come away with 33 victories.

The previous match played between the two at The Falkirk Stadium was within the last three years, in January 2003, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win 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:
2003/2004Wed 29 OctHearts2 - 1FalkirkSLGC
2002/2003Sat 25 JanFalkirk4 - 0HeartsSFAC
1995/1996Sat 30 MarFalkirk0 - 2HeartsSPL
1995/1996Sat 13 JanHearts2 - 1FalkirkSPL
1995/1996Sat 28 OctFalkirk2 - 0HeartsSPL
1995/1996Sat 09 SepHearts4 - 1FalkirkSPL
1994/1995Sat 01 AprHearts0 - 1FalkirkSPL

Recent respective form guides

Falkirk's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Bairns have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Hearts's away form is none too clever either, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Those games have seen the Jambo's pummel 14 goals, and let in 4.

Falkirk are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 5 points from 8 matches. Hearts are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 8 games giving them a return of 24 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hearts are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Falkirk. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Falkirk Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Hearts 9 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 14 outings ago.