FM Preview: Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Aberdeen prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Pittodrie Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 132 games played, The Dons have recorded 62 wins, and Hearts have come away with 42 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pittodrie Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2010, with Hearts inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Dons in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 27 FebAberdeen0-1HeartsSPL
2009/2010Wed 27 JanHearts0 - 3AberdeenSPL
2009/2010Sat 09 JanAberdeen2 - 0HeartsSFAC
2009/2010Sat 17 OctAberdeen1 - 1HeartsSPL
2008/2009Tue 12 MayAberdeen0 - 0HeartsSPL
2008/2009Sat 14 FebHearts2 - 1AberdeenSPL
2008/2009Sat 27 DecAberdeen1 - 0HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Hearts's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Jambo's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.

Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 7 points from their 7 games played so far, Hearts lie just outside the playoff positions in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, picking up 8 from their 7 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Pittodrie Stadium for the The Dons and the Madmen are unable to see past Hearts claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Aberdeen 10 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Hearts 7 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.