FM Preview: Celtic v Heart of Midlothian 21 Dec 2013

Last updated : 20 December 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Celtic v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Celtic prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Celtic Park at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Bhoys are clearly on top, having won 93 and lost only 21 of the 150 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Celtic Park was less than a year ago, in January 2013, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Scottish Premiership match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2013/2014 Sun 01 Dec Hearts 0 - 7 Celtic Scottish F.A. Cup
2013/2014 Sat 14 Sep Hearts 1 - 3 Celtic Scottish Premiership
2012/2013 Sat 19 Jan Celtic 4-1 Hearts Scottish Premiership
2012/2013 Wed 28 Nov Hearts 0 - 4 Celtic Scottish Premiership
2012/2013 Sun 07 Oct Celtic 1 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premiership
2011/2012 Sun 13 May Celtic 5 - 0 Hearts Scottish Premiership
2011/2012 Sun 15 Apr Celtic 1 - 2 Hearts Scottish F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Celtic have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Bhoys in those games, with 6 conceded.

Heart of Midlothian have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Jambo's have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Celtic are leading the way in the Scottish Premiership, with their 15 games giving them a return of 39 points.

Heart of Midlothian find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 16 games have yielded only -3 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Celtic 6 1 3 2 17 10 6
Heart of Midlothian 6 1 3 2 6 18 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but we think that Bhoys's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Heart of Midlothian. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Celtic Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Heart of Midlothian Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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