Hearts face a trip to Glasgow 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 83 and win only 18 of the 137 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 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:|
|2003/2004||Sun 25 Apr||Hearts||1 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Apr||Celtic||2 - 2||Hearts||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sat 07 Feb||Hearts||0 - 3||Celtic||SFAC|
|2003/2004||Sun 18 Jan||Hearts||0 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sat 18 Oct||Celtic||5 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2002/2003||Sat 10 May||Celtic||1 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Apr||Hearts||2 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
Glasgow Celtic have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, The Bhoys have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 4.
The Jambo's have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.
Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 8 games giving them a return of 22 points. Hearts's 12 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the The Bhoys. Home win
|Celtic||11 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Hearts||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.