FM Preview: Rangers v Heart of Midlothian 23 Jul 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Rangers and Heart of Midlothian at 12:30 on 23rd July 2011 in the Scottish Premier.
History of the Rangers v Heart of Midlothian fixture
Rangers prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 105 wins out of 152 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ibrox Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2011, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2009/2010||Sat 23 Jan||Rangers||1 - 1||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 The Gers in those games, with 5 conceded.
The away form of Heart of Midlothian is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Jambo's have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Current overall team form
|Heart of Midlothian||6||0||3||3||7||15||3|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the The Gers to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win
|Rangers||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Heart of Midlothian||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 8 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here