FootyMAD's Kilmarnock match preview

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History of the Kilmarnock v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Hearts face a trip to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 101 games played, Jambo's have recorded 28 wins, and Kilmarnock have come away with 46 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 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:
2009/2010Tue 15 SepHearts1 - 0KilmarnockSPL
2008/2009Sat 04 AprHearts3 - 1KilmarnockSPL
2008/2009Sat 17 JanKilmarnock0 - 2HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 04 OctHearts1 - 2KilmarnockSPL
2007/2008Sat 10 MayHearts0 - 2KilmarnockSPL
2007/2008Sat 05 AprKilmarnock0 - 0HeartsSPL
2007/2008Sat 05 JanHearts1 - 1KilmarnockSPL

Recent respective form guides

Kilmarnock's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Killie have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Hearts's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Jambo's's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Kilmarnock are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 12 matches. Hearts see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 10 points from their 12 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Jambo's out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Kilmarnock. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Kilmarnock Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Hearts No win in the 3 most recent games.