FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

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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 58 out of 86 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 13 SepFalkirk2 - 1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Mon 05 MayFalkirk2 - 1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Sat 22 MarHearts0 - 0FalkirkSPL
2007/2008Sat 29 DecFalkirk2 - 1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Sat 06 OctHearts4 - 2FalkirkSPL
2006/2007Sat 20 JanHearts1 - 0FalkirkSPL
2006/2007Mon 13 NovFalkirk1 - 1HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

Falkirk have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Bairns's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Hearts find themselves in a respectable 3rd position, courtesy of the 23 points they have accumulated from 14 games. Falkirk see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 16 points from their 14 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Bairns could well see them head back from Tynecastle Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Falkirk Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
7 games since last defeat.