FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v Rangers 23 Oct 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 22nd October 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Heart of Midlothian and Rangers at 12:30 on 23rd October 2011 in the Scottish Premier.
History of the Heart of Midlothian v Rangers fixture
Rangers face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 75 of the 150 previous games, with the hosts winning just 37.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2011, the Jambo's carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2009/2010||Sun 18 Apr||Rangers||2 - 0||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Mar||Hearts||1 - 4||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 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 13 goals for the Jambo's, with 6 goals against.
Rangers's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the Gers pummel 13 goals, and let in 5.
Heart of Midlothian's total of 18 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Rangers are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 11 games giving them a return of 29 points.
Current overall team form
|Heart of Midlothian||6||3||2||1||8||4||11|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Gers out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Heart of Midlothian. Away win
|Heart of Midlothian||Won 3 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Rangers||7 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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