FM Preview: Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian 26 Feb 2011

Last updated : 25 February 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Aberdeen prepare to entertain Heart of Midlothian at Pittodrie Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 133 games played, the Dons have recorded 62 wins, and Hearts have come away with 43 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pittodrie Stadium was earlier this season, with Hearts inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Dons 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:
2010/2011 Sat 11 Dec Hearts 5 - 0 Aberdeen SPL
2010/2011 Sat 16 Oct Aberdeen 0 - 1 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Sat 27 Feb Aberdeen 0 - 1 Hearts SPL
2009/2010 Wed 27 Jan Hearts 0 - 3 Aberdeen SPL
2009/2010 Sat 09 Jan Aberdeen 2 - 0 Hearts SFAC
2009/2010 Sat 17 Oct Aberdeen 1 - 1 Hearts SPL
2008/2009 Tue 12 May Aberdeen 0 - 0 Hearts SPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen 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 Dons in those games, with five conceded.

Hearts's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The LSC have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with eight goals for and seven against.

Aberdeen see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 29 points from their 26 games played so far, Hearts' total of 54 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

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

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Aberdeen 6 3 0 3 9 9 9
Hearts 6 4 0 2 6 6 12

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Dons go into their game against Hearts in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Aberdeen 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Hearts 16 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.