FootyMAD's Falkirk match preview

Last updated : 05 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Falkirk v Celtic fixture

Celtic travel to take on Falkirk at The Falkirk Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the The Bhoys have winning an impressive 39 games, and losing 17.

The last time the two teams met at Falkirk was back in February 1996, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw 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:
2005/2006Wed 21 SepCeltic2 - 1FalkirkSLGC
2005/2006Sat 13 AugCeltic3 - 1FalkirkSPL
2004/2005Tue 21 SepCeltic8 - 1FalkirkSLGC
1995/1996Sat 20 AprCeltic4 - 0FalkirkSPL
1995/1996Sat 10 FebFalkirk0 - 0CelticSPL
1995/1996Sat 16 DecCeltic1 - 0FalkirkSPL
1995/1996Wed 04 OctFalkirk0 - 1CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Falkirk have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Bairns have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the The Bhoys scoring 16 and conceding 5.

Falkirk are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 13 matches. Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 13 games giving them a return of 32 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Celtic are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Falkirk. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Falkirk Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Celtic 5 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.