FootyMAD's Falkirk match preview

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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 89 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle Stadium was earlier this season, when they played out a goalless draw 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:
2009/2010Sat 26 DecFalkirk0 - 1HeartsSPL
2009/2010Sat 24 OctHearts0-0FalkirkSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Falkirk have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Hearts see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 28 points from their 24 games played so far, Falkirk find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 23 games have yielded only 17 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hearts6114284
Falkirk6114294

FootyMad's prediction ...

None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the Jambo's. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Falkirk 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.