FootyMAD's Hibernian match preview

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History of the Hibernian v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

Hearts face a trip to Hibernian at Easter Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 52 of the 127 previous games, with the hosts winning just 38.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, 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:
2005/2006Sun 07 AugHearts4 - 0HibernianSPL
2004/2005Sat 23 AprHibernian2 - 2HeartsSPL
2004/2005Wed 13 AprHearts1 - 2HibernianSPL
2004/2005Sun 02 JanHibernian1 - 1HeartsSPL
2004/2005Sun 24 OctHearts2 - 1HibernianSPL
2003/2004Sun 15 FebHibernian1 - 1HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sun 23 NovHearts2 - 0HibernianSPL

Recent respective form guides

Hibernian have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the The Hibees in those games, with 6 conceded.

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 games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Jambo's, and 1 goals against.

Hibernian are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 25 points from 12 games. Hearts are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 12 games giving them a return of 32 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Jambo's to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Hearts take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hibernian 4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Hearts Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.