FootyMAD's Heart Of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 17 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Heart Of Midlothian v Glasgow Celtic fixture

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 55 of the 136 previous games, with the hosts winning just 53.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2003, the Jambo's carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 18 OctCeltic5 - 0HeartsSPL
2002/2003Sat 10 MayCeltic1 - 0HeartsSPL
2002/2003Sat 19 AprHearts2 - 1CelticSPL
2002/2003Thu 26 DecCeltic4 - 2HeartsSPL
2002/2003Sun 20 OctHearts1 - 4CelticSPL
2001/2002Sun 28 AprHearts1 - 4CelticSPL
2001/2002Wed 23 JanCeltic2 - 0HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart Of Midlothian have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Jambo's in those games, with 4 conceded.

Celtic's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the The Bhoys pummel 14 goals, and let in 6.

Hearts are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 33 points from 19 games. Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 19 games giving them a return of 55 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Bhoys's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Hearts, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Celtic 15 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.