FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Celtic 09 May 2010
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2010
The game between Heart of Midlothian and Celtic in the Scottish Premier on Sunday, 9th May 2010 at 13:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Celtic face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium on Sunday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 62 of the 148 previous games, with the hosts winning just 55.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Jambo's carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory 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:|
|2009/2010||Wed 10 Feb||Celtic||2 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sun 20 Dec||Hearts||2 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2009/2010||Wed 28 Oct||Celtic||0 - 1||Hearts||SLGC|
|2009/2010||Sun 20 Sep||Celtic||2 - 1||Hearts||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sun 24 May||Celtic||0 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sat 11 Apr||Hearts||1 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Dec||Celtic||1 - 1||Hearts||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
Heart of Midlothian have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Jambo's's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
The The Bhoys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the The Bhoys, and 5 goals against.
Hearts lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 48 points from their 37 games so far. Celtic's total of 78 points from their 37 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
The Bhoys have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Tynecastle Stadium with an easy victory. Away win
|Hearts||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
|Celtic||7 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 15 outings ago.
|04 May 2010|
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|16 Apr 2010|
|FM Preview: Celtic v Hibs 17 Apr 2010|
|12 Apr 2010|
|FM Preview: Celtic v Motherwell 13 Apr 2010|
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|FM Preview: Hibs v Celtic 4 Apr 2010|