FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

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History of the Kilmarnock v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Kilmarnock prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Rugby Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 100 games played, Killie have recorded 46 wins, and Hearts have come away with 27 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Rugby Park was less than a year ago, in April 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Premier match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 04 OctHearts1 - 2KilmarnockSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Kilmarnock's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While Killie have scored 5, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Hearts's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 3 against.

Kilmarnock see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 26 points from their 21 games played so far, Hearts's 32 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Kilmarnock62221088
Hearts6132336

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Rugby Park for the Killie and the Madmen are unable to see past Hearts claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Kilmarnock Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Hearts 4 games since last away draw.