FootyMAD's Heart Of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 31 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Heart Of Midlothian v 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 59 of the 140 previous games, with the hosts winning just 52.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2005, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Jambo's 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:
2005/2006Sat 15 OctCeltic1 - 1HeartsSPL
2004/2005Sun 15 MayHearts1 - 2CelticSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Heart Of Midlothian are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Jambo's have smashed 13 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 1.

Celtic's away form is equally impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the The Bhoys scoring 17 and conceding 4.

Hearts are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 44 points from 20 games. Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 20 games giving them a return of 48 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Celtic are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Hearts. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Celtic Undefeated in last 8 away games.
5 games since last defeat.