FootyMAD's Heart Of Midlothian match preview

Last updated : 13 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Dunfermline Athletic v Heart Of Midlothian fixture

Dunfermline A. prepare to entertain Heart Of Midlothian at East End Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 24 of the 52 previous games, with the Pars winning just 16.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at East End Park was less than a year ago, in March 2005, 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:
2005/2006Sat 22 OctHearts2 - 0Dunfermline A.SPL
2004/2005Sat 05 MarDunfermline A.1-1HeartsSPL
2004/2005Sat 04 DecHearts3 - 0Dunfermline A.SPL
2004/2005Wed 10 NovDunfermline A.1 - 3HeartsSLGC
2004/2005Sun 19 SepDunfermline A.1 - 0HeartsSPL
2003/2004Sat 08 MayHearts2 - 1Dunfermline A.SPL
2003/2004Sat 28 FebDunfermline A.0 - 0HeartsSPL

Recent respective form guides

Dunfermline Athletic's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Pars have scored 9, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Hearts's away form is none too clever either, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Jambo's have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dunfermline A. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 21 matches. Hearts are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 44 points from 21 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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 Hearts claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Dunfermline A. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Hearts Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.