FM Preview: Heart of Midlothian v St. Mirren 14 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 13th January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Heart of Midlothian and St. Mirren at 15:00 on 14th January 2012 in the Scottish Premier.
History of the Heart of Midlothian v St. Mirren fixture
Heart of Midlothian prepare to entertain St. Mirren at Tynecastle Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Jambo's are clearly on top, having won 65 and lost only 22 of the 115 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Tynecastle Stadium was earlier this season, with Heart of Midlothian running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 05 Nov||St. Mirren||0 - 0||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2011/2012||Sat 17 Sep||Hearts||2-0||St. Mirren||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sat 19 Mar||Hearts||3 - 2||St. Mirren||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Wed 29 Dec||St. Mirren||0 - 2||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sat 23 Oct||Hearts||3 - 0||St. Mirren||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sat 03 Apr||St. Mirren||1 - 1||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Tue 02 Feb||Hearts||0 - 1||St. Mirren||Scottish League Cup|
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 showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Jambo's in those games, with 4 conceded.
St. Mirren have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Buddies have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Heart of Midlothian's total of 32 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.
St. Mirren see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 26 points from their 22 games played so far,
Current overall team form
|Heart of Midlothian||6||4||1||1||10||2||13|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against St. Mirren is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Jambo's in a close run game. Home Win
|Heart of Midlothian||Won 3 successive home games.
16 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|St. Mirren||Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here