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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 27 Aug||Hearts||2 - 1||Motherwell||SPL|
|2004/2005||Sat 30 Apr||Hearts||0 - 0||Motherwell||SPL|
|2004/2005||Sat 19 Feb||Motherwell||2 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2004/2005||Tue 01 Feb||Motherwell||3 - 2||Hearts||SLGC|
|2004/2005||Sat 20 Nov||Hearts||0 - 1||Motherwell||SPL|
|2004/2005||Sat 28 Aug||Motherwell||2 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sun 16 May||Hearts||3 - 2||Motherwell||SPL|
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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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
|Motherwell||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Hearts||Not won in previous 5 away matches.|