FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

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History of the Heart of Midlothian v Kilmarnock fixture

Kilmarnock face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Killie will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 55 and win only 20 of the 101 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 10 MayHearts0 - 2KilmarnockSPL
2007/2008Sat 05 AprKilmarnock0 - 0HeartsSPL
2007/2008Sat 05 JanHearts1 - 1KilmarnockSPL
2007/2008Sat 27 OctKilmarnock3 - 1HeartsSPL
2006/2007Sun 20 MayKilmarnock1 - 0HeartsSPL
2006/2007Sat 07 AprHearts1 - 0KilmarnockSPL
2006/2007Sat 30 DecKilmarnock0 - 0HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The Killie have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Killie, and 7 goals against.

Hearts find themselves in a respectable 3rd position, courtesy of the 12 points they have accumulated from 7 games. Kilmarnock's 10 points from 7 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Hearts63126710
Kilmarnock630311109

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Killie could well see them head back from Tynecastle Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Hearts Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Kilmarnock Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.