FM Preview: Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian 02 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 1st January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian at 12:15 on 2nd January 2012 in the Scottish Premier.
History of the Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian fixture
Heart of Midlothian face a trip to Hibernian at Easter Road Stadium at lunchtime on Monday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 56 of the 140 previous games, with the hosts winning just 42.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Scottish Premier match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sun 28 Aug||Hearts||2 - 0||Hibernian||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sun 03 Apr||Hibernian||2-2||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sat 01 Jan||Hearts||1 - 0||Hibernian||Scottish Premier|
|2010/2011||Sun 07 Nov||Hibernian||0 - 2||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sat 01 May||Hibernian||1 - 2||Hearts||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sat 20 Mar||Hearts||2 - 1||Hibernian||Scottish Premier|
|2009/2010||Sun 03 Jan||Hibernian||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
Hibernian's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. Hibees have conceded a disappointing 10 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.
Heart of Midlothian's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.
Hibernian are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 15 points from 20 matches.
Heart of Midlothian lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 29 from their 21 games so far.
Current overall team form
|Heart of Midlothian||6||3||1||2||9||4||10|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Although Heart of Midlothian have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Hibernian. Away win
|Hibernian||Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
|Heart of Midlothian||Not won in previous 4 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here