FM Preview: Rangers v Heart of Midlothian 03 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 2nd March 2012
The game between Rangers and Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Premier on 3rd March 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Rangers v Heart of Midlothian fixture
Rangers prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 105 wins out of 153 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2009/2010||Sun 18 Apr||Rangers||2 - 0||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Rangers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Gers in those games, with 5 conceded.
Heart of Midlothian have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Jambo's's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
Rangers's total of 54 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
Heart of Midlothian lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 36 from their 28 games so far.
Current overall team form
|Heart of Midlothian||6||1||2||3||4||12||5|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but we think that Gers's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Heart of Midlothian. Home Win
|Rangers||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Heart of Midlothian||An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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