FootyMAD's Glasgow Celtic match preview

History of the Glasgow Celtic v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 25 AprHearts1 - 1CelticSPL
2003/2004Sat 03 AprCeltic2 - 2HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sat 07 FebHearts0 - 3CelticSFAC
2003/2004Sun 18 JanHearts0 - 1CelticSPL
2003/2004Sat 18 OctCeltic5 - 0HeartsSPL
2002/2003Sat 10 MayCeltic1 - 0HeartsSPL
2002/2003Sat 19 AprHearts2 - 1CelticSPL

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.