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History of the Heart of Midlothian v Rangers fixture

Hearts prepare to entertain Rangers at Tynecastle Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 70 of the 142 previous games, with the Jambo's winning just 34.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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:
2006/2007Sat 19 AugRangers2 - 0HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sun 07 MayRangers2 - 0HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sun 19 MarHearts1-1RangersSPL
2005/2006Sat 17 DecRangers1 - 0HeartsSPL
2005/2006Sat 24 SepHearts1 - 0RangersSPL
2004/2005Sat 07 MayRangers2 - 1HeartsSPL
2004/2005Wed 02 MarHearts1 - 2RangersSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Rangers have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Hearts find themselves in a respectable 3rd position, courtesy of the 22 points they have accumulated from 14 games. Rangers sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 22 points from their 14 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Hearts's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Rangers. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Rangers 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.