FM Preview: Rangers v Heart of Midlothian 02 Feb 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 1st February 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Rangers and Heart of Midlothian at 19:45 on Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 in the Scottish Premier.
Rangers prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox Stadium on Wednesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 103 wins out of 150 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2010, with Rangers running out comfortable 2-0 winners 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:|
|2010/2011||Sat 22 Jan||Hearts||1 - 0||Rangers||SPL|
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Oct||Hearts||1 - 2||Rangers||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sun 18 Apr||Rangers||2-0||Hearts||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Mar||Hearts||1 - 4||Rangers||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sat 23 Jan||Rangers||1 - 1||Hearts||SPL|
|2009/2010||Sun 23 Aug||Hearts||1 - 2||Rangers||SPL|
|2008/2009||Sun 03 May||Rangers||2 - 0||Hearts||SPL|
Recent respective form guides
Rangers are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The The Gers have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.
Hearts's away form is equally impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Jambo's, and 2 goals against.
Rangers's total of 50 points from their 21 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier. Hearts's total of 48 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
This is certainly an intriguing match for the The Gers, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw
|Rangers||Won 4 successive home games.|
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Hearts||14 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.