FootyMAD's Kilmarnock match preview

Last updated : 20 October 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Heart of Midlothian v Kilmarnock fixture

Hearts prepare to entertain Kilmarnock at Tynecastle Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Jambo's are clearly on top, having won 54 and lost only 18 of the 97 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2006, with Hearts running out comfortable 2-0 winners 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:
2005/2006Sat 15 AprHearts2-0KilmarnockSPL
2005/2006Sat 21 JanKilmarnock1 - 0HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sat 07 JanHearts2 - 1KilmarnockSFAC
2005/2006Wed 26 OctHearts1 - 0KilmarnockSPL
2005/2006Sat 30 JulKilmarnock2 - 4HeartsSPL
2004/2005Wed 16 FebKilmarnock1 - 3HeartsSFAC
2004/2005Sat 12 FebHearts3 - 0KilmarnockSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Jambo's in those games, with 6 conceded.

Kilmarnock have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Killie have hit 8 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hearts sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 20 points from their 10 games. Kilmarnock find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 15 points they have accumulated from 10 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Hearts, and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hearts 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Kilmarnock 8 games since last away draw.