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History of the Motherwell v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

Hearts face a trip to Motherwell at Fir Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 53 of the 120 previous games, with the hosts winning just 45.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2005, with Motherwell running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 27 AugHearts2 - 1MotherwellSPL
2004/2005Sat 30 AprHearts0 - 0MotherwellSPL
2004/2005Sat 19 FebMotherwell2 - 0HeartsSPL
2004/2005Tue 01 FebMotherwell3 - 2HeartsSLGC
2004/2005Sat 20 NovHearts0 - 1MotherwellSPL
2004/2005Sat 28 AugMotherwell2 - 0HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sun 16 MayHearts3 - 2MotherwellSPL

Recent respective form guides

Motherwell have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The 'Well in those games, with 6 conceded.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Motherwell's 19 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 6th position. Hearts are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 36 points from 15 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Jambo's, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Motherwell Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Hearts Not won in previous 5 away matches.