Hearts v Rangers 22 Jan 2011

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History of the Hearts v Rangers fixture

Hearts prepare to entertain Rangers at Tynecastle at lunchtime today, looking to improve on a dire past record against the Gers. It does not make pleasant reading, winning just 36 of the 149 games played, and losing 75.

The most recent meeting between the two sides at Tynecastle was earlier this season, with Rangers inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat on the Jambo's.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011 Sat 02 Oct Hearts 1-2 Rangers SPL
2009/2010 Sun 18 Apr Rangers 2 - 0 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Sat 27 Mar Hearts 1 - 4 Rangers SPL
2009/2010 Sat 23 Jan Rangers 1 - 1 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Sun 23 Aug Hearts 1 - 2 Rangers SPL
2008/2009 Sun 03 May Rangers 2 - 0 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Sat 21 Mar Rangers 2 - 2 Hearts SPL

Recent respective form guides

Hearts have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Jambo's, with just two goals against.

The Gers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just one loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the The Gers, and three goals against.

Hearts's total of 42 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in third place of the SPL. Rangers's total of 47 points from their 19 games sees them sitting on Leaders Celtic's shoulders.

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

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Hearts 6 4 1 1 8 4 13
Rangers 6 4 1 1 13 4 13

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hearts are starting to turn Tynecastle into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Not drawn a match in their last four.
Rangers Unbeaten in last five away games.
Won each of the previous three games.
Last drawn game six outings ago.