FM Preview: Celtic v Heart of Midlothian 10 Dec 2011

Last updated : 09 December 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Celtic v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Celtic prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bhoys are clearly on top, having won 92 and lost only 22 of the 153 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Celtic Park was less than a year ago, in January 2011, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sun 02 Oct Hearts 2 - 0 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 11 May Hearts 0 - 3 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 26 Jan Celtic 4-0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Wed 10 Nov Hearts 2 - 0 Celtic Scottish Premier
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Celtic 3 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Sun 09 May Hearts 1 - 2 Celtic Scottish Premier
2009/2010 Wed 10 Feb Celtic 2 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premier

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

Recent respective form guides

Celtic 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 12 goals for the Bhoys, with 4 goals against.

Heart of Midlothian have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.

Celtic's total of 38 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Heart of Midlothian lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 22 from their 17 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Celtic 6 5 0 1 12 3 15
Heart of Midlothian 6 1 1 4 3 7 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Celtic may be coming up against a decent side in Heart of Midlothian, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Bhoys. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Celtic 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Heart of Midlothian Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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