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 59 out of 88 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2009, with Falkirk inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Jambo's in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 AprFalkirk0 - 0HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 07 FebHearts0 - 1FalkirkSFAC
2008/2009Sat 22 NovHearts2 - 1FalkirkSPL
2008/2009Sat 13 SepFalkirk2 - 1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Mon 05 MayFalkirk2 - 1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Sat 22 MarHearts0 - 0FalkirkSPL
2007/2008Sat 29 DecFalkirk2 - 1HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Jambo's, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Hearts, Falkirk are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Bairns have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Hearts see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 8 points from their 8 games played so far, Falkirk find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 8 games have yielded only 3 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bairns are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Hearts. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Won 4 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Falkirk Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 10 most recent games.