FootyMAD's Glasgow Rangers match preview

History of the Glasgow Rangers v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

Hearts face a trip to Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 93 out of 137 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2004, with Hearts inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Gers in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 12 SepHearts0 - 0RangersSPL
2003/2004Wed 12 MayRangers0 - 1HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sat 13 MarHearts1 - 1RangersSPL
2003/2004Sat 20 DecRangers2 - 1HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sun 21 SepHearts0 - 4RangersSPL
2002/2003Sun 18 MayHearts0 - 2RangersSPL
2002/2003Sat 15 FebRangers1 - 0HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Glasgow Rangers are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, The Gers have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 2.

The Jambo's have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Rangers are just a single point from Celtic in 2nd, having taken 36 points from 15 games. Hearts's 23 points from 15 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 ...

The match against Rangers is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
RangersWon 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 7 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
HeartsUndefeated in last 5 away games.