FootyMAD's Heart Of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 01 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Glasgow Celtic v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

Celtic prepare to entertain Heart Of Midlothian at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Bhoys are clearly on top, having won 84 and lost only 18 of the 138 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Celtic Park was earlier this season, with Celtic running out comfortable 3-0 winners 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:
2004/2005Sun 26 DecHearts0 - 2CelticSPL
2004/2005Sat 16 OctCeltic3-0HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sun 25 AprHearts1 - 1CelticSPL
2003/2004Sat 03 AprCeltic2 - 2HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sat 07 FebHearts0 - 3CelticSFAC
2003/2004Sun 18 JanHearts0 - 1CelticSPL
2003/2004Sat 18 OctCeltic5 - 0HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Glasgow Celtic have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, The Bhoys have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 4.

Hearts have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 30 games giving them a return of 77 points. Hearts's 45 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Celtic may be coming up against a decent side in Hearts, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the The Bhoys. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Celtic8 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 16 .
HeartsNot won in previous 2 away matches.