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History of the Falkirk v Celtic fixture

Falkirk prepare to entertain Celtic at The Falkirk Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning just 17 of the 79 games played, and losing 41.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Falkirk Stadium was earlier this season, with Celtic inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Bairns in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecCeltic1 - 0FalkirkSPL
2006/2007Tue 07 NovCeltic1 - 1FalkirkSLGC
2006/2007Sun 01 OctFalkirk0-1CelticSPL
2005/2006Wed 08 FebCeltic2 - 1FalkirkSPL
2005/2006Sun 06 NovFalkirk0 - 3CelticSPL
2005/2006Wed 21 SepCeltic2 - 1FalkirkSLGC
2005/2006Sat 13 AugCeltic3 - 1FalkirkSPL

Recent respective form guides

Falkirk's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Bairns have scored 6, 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. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the The Bhoys, and 3 goals against.

Falkirk see themselves just below half way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, showing a record of 33 points from their 30 games played so far, Celtic are leading the way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, with their 30 games giving them a return of 74 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 Been beaten in each of their previous 5 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 8 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Celtic 7 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.