FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 19th December 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Heart of Midlothian and Celtic at 12:30 on Sunday, 20th December 2009 in the Scottish Premier.
Celtic face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 62 of the 147 previous games, with the hosts winning just 54.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline 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:|
|2009/2010||Wed 28 Oct||Celtic||0 - 1||Hearts||SLGC|
|2009/2010||Sun 20 Sep||Celtic||2 - 1||Hearts||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sun 24 May||Celtic||0 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sat 11 Apr||Hearts||1 - 1||Celtic||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Dec||Celtic||1 - 1||Hearts||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sun 02 Nov||Hearts||0 - 2||Celtic||SPL|
|2007/2008||Sat 16 Feb||Celtic||3 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
Heart of Midlothian have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.
Celtic have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Bhoys's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.
Hearts see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 14 points from their 15 games played so far, Celtic are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 15 games giving them a return of 33 points.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Celtic are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win
|Hearts||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Celtic||6 games since last defeat.|