FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Rangers 21 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th April 2012
The game between Heart of Midlothian and Rangers in the Scottish Premier on 21st April 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Heart of Midlothian v Rangers fixture
Rangers face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle on Saturday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Gers have winning an impressive 76 games, and losing 37.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 03 Mar||Rangers||1 - 2||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2011/2012||Sun 23 Oct||Hearts||0-2||Rangers||Scottish Premier|
|2011/2012||Sat 23 Jul||Rangers||1 - 1||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sat 07 May||Rangers||4 - 0||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Wed 02 Feb||Rangers||1 - 0||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sat 22 Jan||Hearts||1 - 0||Rangers||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Oct||Hearts||1 - 2||Rangers||Scottish Premier|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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. The Jambo's's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
The away form of Rangers however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Gers scoring 17 and conceding 6.
Heart of Midlothian lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 48 points from their 33 games so far.
Rangers's total of 63 points from their 33 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Current overall team form
|Heart of Midlothian||6||5||0||1||12||4||15|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Rangers are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Heart of Midlothian. Away win
|Heart of Midlothian||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Rangers||19 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here