FootyMAD's Heart of Midlothian match preview

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History of the Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen fixture

Aberdeen face a trip to Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 126 games played, Dons have recorded 26 wins, and Hearts have come away with 61 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 12 AugAberdeen1 - 1HeartsSPL
2006/2007Sun 06 MayHearts1 - 1AberdeenSPL
2006/2007Sat 10 MarAberdeen1 - 0HeartsSPL
2006/2007Sat 16 DecHearts0 - 1AberdeenSPL
2006/2007Sun 24 SepAberdeen1 - 3HeartsSPL
2005/2006Wed 03 MayHearts1 - 0AberdeenSPL
2005/2006Sat 11 FebHearts1 - 2AberdeenSPL

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Jambo's in those games, with 10 conceded.

The Dons 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 Dons's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Hearts see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 15 points from their 12 games played so far, Aberdeen's 18 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Hearts5 games since last home draw.
Aberdeen5 games since last defeat.