FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Celtic 02 Oct 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 1st October 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Heart of Midlothian and Celtic at 12:45 on 2nd October 2011 in the Scottish Premier.
History of the Heart of Midlothian v Celtic fixture
Celtic face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 64 of the 151 previous games, with the hosts winning just 56.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2009/2010||Sun 20 Dec||Hearts||2 - 1||Celtic||Scottish Premier|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Heart of Midlothian are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Jambo's in those games, with 7 conceded.
Celtic have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Bhoys's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Heart of Midlothian's total of 12 points from their 9 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Celtic's total of 18 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Current overall team form
|Heart of Midlothian||6||2||3||1||6||4||9|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Not a lot has been going right generally for Celtic on their travels as of late, but we can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Heart of Midlothian. No-score draw
|Heart of Midlothian||8 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Celtic||12 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here