FootyMAD's Heart Of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 14 May 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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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 58 of the 139 previous games, with the hosts winning just 52.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Jambo's in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 10 AprHearts1 - 2CelticSFAC
2004/2005Sat 02 AprCeltic0 - 2HeartsSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Heart Of Midlothian have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Jambo's's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, seeing them pick up six wins out of six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the The Bhoys scoring 19 and conceding 4.

Hearts's 50 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 36 games giving them a return of 89 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 Hearts. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Celtic 12 successive away victories.
13 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 24 outings ago.