FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 05 October 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Heart of Midlothian v Falkirk fixture

Falkirk face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 57 out of 84 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2007, the Jambo's carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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:
2006/2007Sat 20 JanHearts1 - 0FalkirkSPL
2006/2007Mon 13 NovFalkirk1 - 1HeartsSPL
2006/2007Sat 12 AugHearts0 - 0FalkirkSPL
2005/2006Sat 25 MarFalkirk1 - 2HeartsSPL
2005/2006Mon 26 DecHearts5 - 0FalkirkSPL
2005/2006Sun 02 OctFalkirk2 - 2HeartsSPL
2003/2004Wed 29 OctHearts2 - 1FalkirkSLGC

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Jambo's in those games, with 6 conceded.

Falkirk have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Bairns's have scored 13 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.

Hearts's 11 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 6th position. Falkirk see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 7 points from their 8 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Jambo's. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Falkirk Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.