FootyMAD's Falkirk match preview

Last updated : 23 October 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Heart of Midlothian v Falkirk fixture

Hearts prepare to entertain Falkirk at Tynecastle Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 59 wins out of 88 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2009, with Falkirk inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Jambo's in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 AprFalkirk0 - 0HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 07 FebHearts0-1FalkirkSFAC
2008/2009Sat 22 NovHearts2 - 1FalkirkSPL
2008/2009Sat 13 SepFalkirk2 - 1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Mon 05 MayFalkirk2 - 1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Sat 22 MarHearts0 - 0FalkirkSPL
2007/2008Sat 29 DecFalkirk2 - 1HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Jambo's, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Hearts, Falkirk are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Bairns have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Hearts see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 8 points from their 8 games played so far, Falkirk find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 8 games have yielded only 3 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Hearts fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Jambo's. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Won 4 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Falkirk Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 10 most recent games.