Stand-Free's Heart Of Midlothian match preview

History of the Aberdeen v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

Aberdeen prepare to entertain Heart Of Midlothian at Pittodrie Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 120 games played, Dons have recorded 58 wins, and Hearts have come away with 38 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pittodrie Stadium was less than a year ago, in November 2003, with Hearts inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Dons in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 14 AugHearts0 - 0AberdeenSPL
2003/2004Wed 11 FebHearts1 - 0AberdeenSPL
2003/2004Sun 09 NovAberdeen0-1HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sat 09 AugHearts2 - 0AberdeenSPL
2002/2003Tue 28 JanAberdeen0 - 1HeartsSPL
2002/2003Tue 12 NovAberdeen0 - 1HeartsSLC
2002/2003Sat 09 NovHearts0 - 0AberdeenSPL

Recent respective form guides

Aberdeen have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Dons in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Hearts is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Jambo's have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Aberdeen are 3 points clear in 3rd, having taken 22 points from 12 games. Hearts find themselves in a respectable 4th position, courtesy of the 19 points they have accumulated from 12 games. This game is vital for both teams' ambitions of finishing in the UEFA Cup slot behind the Old Firm.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Dons's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Hearts. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
AberdeenNot drawn a match in their last 4 .
HeartsNot won in previous 6 away matches.