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History of the Falkirk v Celtic fixture

Falkirk play host to Celtic at The Falkirk Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning just 17 of the 77 games played, and losing 39.

The last time the two teams met at Falkirk was back in February 1996, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 21 SepCeltic2 - 1FalkirkSLGC
2005/2006Sat 13 AugCeltic3 - 1FalkirkSPL
2004/2005Tue 21 SepCeltic8 - 1FalkirkSLGC
1995/1996Sat 20 AprCeltic4 - 0FalkirkSPL
1995/1996Sat 10 FebFalkirk0-0CelticSPL
1995/1996Sat 16 DecCeltic1 - 0FalkirkSPL
1995/1996Wed 04 OctFalkirk0 - 1CelticSPL

Recent respective form guides

Falkirk have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Bairns have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Celtic however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the The Bhoys scoring 16 and conceding 5.

Falkirk are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 13 matches. Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 13 games giving them a return of 32 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Bairns at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Bhoys come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Falkirk Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Celtic 5 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.