FM Preview: Dunfermline Athletic v Heart of Midlothian 15 Oct 2011

Last updated : 14 October 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Dunfermline Athletic v Heart of Midlothian fixture

Dunfermline Athletic play host to Heart of Midlothian at East End Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 27 of the 56 previous games, with the Pars winning just 17.

The last time the two teams met at Dunfermline Athletic was just over four years ago, in February 2007, the Pars carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2009/2010 Wed 23 Sep Hearts 2 - 1 Dunfermline A. Scottish League Cup
2007/2008 Tue 25 Sep Hearts 4 - 1 Dunfermline A. Scottish League Cup
2006/2007 Sat 03 Feb Dunfermline A. 1-0 Hearts Scottish F.A. Cup
2006/2007 Tue 02 Jan Dunfermline A. 0 - 1 Hearts Scottish Premier
2006/2007 Sat 28 Oct Hearts 1 - 1 Dunfermline A. Scottish Premier
2006/2007 Sat 29 Jul Dunfermline A. 1 - 2 Hearts Scottish Premier
2005/2006 Sat 08 Apr Hearts 4 - 0 Dunfermline A. Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Dunfermline Athletic have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Pars have scored 10, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

Heart of Midlothian's away form is none too clever either, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. Jambo's have conceded 5 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Dunfermline Athletic are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 9 matches.

Heart of Midlothian's total of 15 points from their 10 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Dunfermline Athletic 6 0 1 5 7 19 1
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 2 1 8 4 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at East End Park for the Pars and the Madmen are unable to see past Heart of Midlothian claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Dunfermline Athletic Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Heart of Midlothian Not won in previous 15 away matches.

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