FootyMAD's Celtic match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Falkirk v Celtic fixture

Falkirk prepare to entertain 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 18 of the 81 games played, and losing 42.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Falkirk Stadium was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners 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:
2007/2008Tue 11 DecCeltic4 - 0FalkirkSPL
2007/2008Sat 11 AugFalkirk1-4CelticSPL
2006/2007Sun 18 MarFalkirk1 - 0CelticSPL
2006/2007Sat 23 DecCeltic1 - 0FalkirkSPL
2006/2007Tue 07 NovCeltic1 - 1FalkirkSLGC
2006/2007Sun 01 OctFalkirk0 - 1CelticSPL
2005/2006Wed 08 FebCeltic2 - 1FalkirkSPL

Recent respective form guides

Falkirk have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Bairns in those games, with 6 conceded.

Celtic have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Falkirk's 32 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 6th position. Celtic sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 46 points from their 21 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bairns go into their game against Celtic in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Falkirk Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Celtic 4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.