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Friday 14th September 2018

Weekend preview

Facts and figures for all 21 games in the SPFL this weekend, with current league positions in brackets

Ladbrokes Premiership

St Mirren (11) v (2) Celtic (Friday, BT Sport)

  • The last Premiership meeting was a 2-0 Celtic win in Paisley in April 2015
  • St Mirren's last league victory over Celtic was 4-0 in March 2010
  • Celtic beat St Mirren 4-1 in the Scottish Cup last season

Hibernian (6) v (3) Kilmarnock 

  • Hibs won an Easter Road thriller 5-3 when the teams last met in April
  • Killie's last victory over Hibs was 1-0 at Easter Road in May 2014
  • Kilmarnock have the best defensive record in the SPFL, with only one goal conceded

Livingston (4) v (10) Hamilton Academical

  • The teams met in the Betfred Cup this season, with Livingston winning on penalties
  • The last league meeting was a 1-1 draw in the Championship in April 2014
  • This is the first ever top-flight meeting between the teams

Motherwell (9) v (1) Heart of Midlothian

  • Hearts are the only SPFL club still with a 100% record this season
  • Motherwell won both Fir Park meetings 2-1 last season, one in the Scottish Cup
  • Hearts' most recent Fir Park victory was 3-0 in February 2017

Rangers (7) v (12) Dundee

  • Dundee have lost all four Premiership games this season
  • Rangers won 4-1 and 4-0 at Ibrox last season but lost 2-1 at Dens Park
  • Dundee's last win at Ibrox was 2-0 in March 2001

St Johnstone (5) v (8) Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen won all three meetings last season, including a 3-0 victory at McDiarmid Park
  • St Johnstone's last home victory against the Dons was 3-0 in April 2016
  • Both teams have suffered just one defeat in the Premiership this season

Ladbrokes Championship

Ayr United (6) v (10) Falkirk

  • Falkirk won 4-1 on their last visit to Somerset Park in March 2017
  • The Bairns are yet to pick up a point in the Championship this season
  • Ayr have won both home games, scoring six goals in the process

Dundee United (4) v (5) Morton

  • Morton won 3-0 on their last visit to Tannadice in January
  • The most recent meeting was a 1-1 draw at Cappielow in March
  • The sides are tied on seven points, two behind leaders Ross County

Dunfermline Athletic (8) v (9) Alloa Athletic

  • This is the first time the teams have been in the same division since 1984/85
  • The most recent meeting was a Scottish Cup tie in January 2017, which the Pars won 3-2
  • Alloa beat Dunfermline in the 2012/13 play-offs to gain promotion to the Championship

Inverness Caledonian Thistle (2) v (7) Partick Thistle

  • The last Highland meeting was a 0-0 Premiership draw in January 2017
  • The most recent encounter was a 1-1 draw at Firhill in March 2017
  • This is the first Championship clash between the teams since 2009/10

Queen of the South (3) v (1) Ross County

  • Ross County won 5-3 on their most recent visit to Palmerston in May 2012
  • QOS's last victory over Ross County was 2-1 in Dingwall in March 2011
  • Stephen Dobbie has scored 20 goals in all competitions for QOS this season

Ladbrokes League 1

Arbroath (1) v (5) Forfar Athletic

  • Arbroath are still unbeaten and are joint-top SPFL scorers along with Raith Rovers
  • The Red Lichties won all four meetings between the teams last season
  • Forfar's last victory in this fixture was 1-0 at Gayfield in February 2017

Brechin City (4) v (2) Raith Rovers

  • This is the first time the teams have been in the same division since 2008/09
  • The most recent meeting was the 2016/17 play-offs, which Brechin won on penalties
  • Raith striker Kevin Nisbet is leading SPFL scorer (league goals) with seven so far

Dumbarton (9) v (7) Montrose

  • Montrose knocked Dumbarton out of the IRN-BRU Cup last weekend
  • The sides have not played in the same division since 2008/09
  • Montrose won the most recent league meeting 1-0 at Links Park in March 2009

East Fife (10) v (3) Airdrieonians

  • East Fife took 10 points from the four meetings last season
  • Airdrie have won both of their away games in League 1 in 2018/19
  • The Diamonds' most recent victory over East Fife was 4-0 at Bayview in April 2017

Stranraer (8) v (6) Stenhousemuir

  • Stranraer won both home games when the sides last met in 2016/17
  • The Warriors have lost both away matches since winning promotion
  • Stenhousemuir's last win at Stair Park was 2-1 in November 2015

Ladbrokes League 2

Berwick Rangers (7) v (6) Elgin City

  • It was 2-2 at Shielfield when the sides last met in March
  • Berwick won the first meeting 3-2 last season then lost twice at Borough Briggs
  • Only three of the last 14 meetings have been won by the away team

Clyde (4) v (10) Albion Rovers

  • Rovers have yet to pick up a point this season, losing all five games
  • The last meeting was a Betfred Cup tie, which Clyde won 2-1 at Cliftonhill in July 2016
  • Rovers won 3-2 on their last visit to Broadwood in April 2015 to seal the League 2 title

Cowdenbeath (8) v (2) Peterhead

  • Peterhead won all four meetings between the teams last season
  • The Blue Toon have won both away games so far in 2018/19
  • Cowdenbeath's last victory over Peterhead was 1-0 in March 2016

Edinburgh City (1) v (3) Annan Athletic

  • Edinburgh City have a two-point lead at the top of the table
  • City have won the last two meetings between the teams, both 3-2
  • In overall league meetings, City lead four games to three, with one draw

Stirling Albion (9) v (5) Queen's Park

  • Stirling Albion remain without a home win in any competition since February
  • The last meeting of the teams at Forthbank was a 0-0 draw in January 2016
  • Queen's Park are unbeaten in their last five games against the Binos