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 Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 127 games played, Dons have recorded 26 wins, and Hearts have come away with 62 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2007, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 26 JanAberdeen0 - 1HeartsSPL
2007/2008Sun 11 NovHearts4 - 1AberdeenSPL
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

Recent respective form guides

Heart of Midlothian have only performed averagely at home, winning three and losing two of their last six. A generous seven goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Dons have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The Dons's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with eight goals for and seven against.

Hearts's 13 points from nine games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in fifth position. Aberdeen are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from nine matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is a game which sees both teams in reasonable shape, and one which the Madmen are pretty confident will end up as a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
HeartsNot won in the 3 most recent games.
Aberdeen17 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.