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Friday 21st September 2018

Weekend preview

Facts and figures ahead of this weekend’s games across all four divisions of the SPFL, with current league positions in brackets.

Ladbrokes Premiership

Aberdeen (8) v (9) Motherwell

  • The last meeting was a 3-0 win for Motherwell in the Scottish Cup semi-final in April
  • The only Pittodrie clash last season saw Well win 2-0 in November with a Louis Moult double
  • The Dons won both home games against the Steelmen in 2016/17

Dundee (12) v (5) Hibernian

  • Hibernian took seven points out of nine against Dundee last season
  • Dundee are five games without a win against Hibs since a 3-1 home victory in November 2012
  • The Dark Blues have lost all five games in the Ladbrokes Premiership this season

Hamilton Academical (11) v (10) St Mirren

  • The last meeting was a 3-0 win for Hamilton Accies in the Betfred Cup in July 2016
  • Accies won the last Premiership clash 1-0 in May 2015
  • Steven Thompson scored the winner when Saints last beat Accies in February 2015

Heart of Midlothian (1) v (3) Livingston

  • Hearts are five points clear at the top of the table after five wins out of five
  • Livingston have won their last three matches
  • This is the first meeting since Hearts won 1-0 in the Championship in February 2015

Kilmarnock v Celtic (Sunday, Sky Sports 12.30pm)

  • Kilmarnock won 1-0 when the sides last met at Rugby Park in February
  • Killie are unbeaten in their last three games against Celtic
  • Celtic won the first meeting at Rugby Park 2-0 last season

Rangers v St Johnstone (Sunday)

  • St Johnstone won 3-1 in December in the only Ibrox meeting last season
  • Rangers have won four of the last five meetings between the teams
  • Only one of the last 12 Premiership meetings has been won by the home team

Ladbrokes Championship

Alloa Athletic (9) v (3) Ayr United

  • Alloa won 2-1 at the Indodrill Stadium when the sides last met in April
  • The Wasps are on a run of three consecutive draws in the Championship
  • Ayr’s three league wins this season have all come at Somerset Park

Falkirk (10) v (5) Dundee United

  • The last game at the Falkirk Stadium saw the Bairns win 6-1 in January
  • The last meeting of the teams was a 1-0 win for United at Tannadice in April
  • Falkirk have lost five out of five in the Championship so far this season

Morton (6) v (8) Dunfermline Athletic

  • Morton are unbeaten in their last six meetings with the Pars
  • Dunfermline's last win in this fixture was 1-0 at Cappielow in March 2017
  • Dunfermline are without a win in the Championship since the opening day

Partick Thistle (7) v (4) Queen of the South

  • The last meeting was a 2-1 Scottish Cup win for Thistle at Palmerston in January this year
  • The most recent encounter at Firhill saw the Jags win 2-1 in a Betfred Cup tie in July 2016
  • The sides have not met on league business since the First Division of 2011/12

Ross County (2) v (1) Inverness Caledonian Thistle

  • ICT are unbeaten in the Championship this season and have a one-point lead at the top
  • Ross County won 4-0 in Dingwall when the sides last met in April 2017
  • Caley Thistle's last derby success was 3-0 at the Global Energy Stadium in March 2016

Ladbrokes League 1

Airdrieonians (3) v (6) Dumbarton

  • Dumbarton won the last meeting of the teams 4-1 in April 2013
  • Airdrie's last win over the Sons was 4-3 in October 2012
  • Eight clubs in League 1 from Airdrie down are separated by just three points

Forfar Athletic (8) v (4) Brechin City

  • Brechin won on penalties when the teams met in the Betfred Cup in July 2017
  • The most recent league meeting was a 2-1 win for Brechin at Station Park in April 2016
  • Forfar's last win over Brechin was 2-0 at Glebe Park in September 2015

Raith Rovers (2) v (10) Montrose

  • This is the first time the clubs have met on league business since 1991/92
  • Rovers won 2-1 in a Betfred Cup tie at Stark's Park in July 2016
  • Raith remain unbeaten in Ladbrokes League 1 this season

Stenhousemuir (9) v (1) Arbroath

  • Arbroath have a two-point lead at the top of the League 1 table
  • Dick Campbell's side are top scorers in the SPFL, with 16 league goals
  • The teams last met in April 2014 - a 2-2 draw at Ochilview

Stranraer (5) v (7) East Fife

  • East Fife won 2-0 on their last visit to Stair Park in February
  • East Fife have won their last three games in all competitions
  • Stranraer have picked up seven points out of nine at home this season

Ladbrokes League 2

Clyde (3) v (5) Elgin City

  • Elgin won three of their four meetings with Clyde last season
  • Clyde won the most recent clash 1-0 at Broadwood in March
  • Elgin have picked up seven points out of nine on their travels

Cowdenbeath (9) v (10) Albion Rovers

  • The last meeting was a 0-0 draw at Cliftonhill in April 2016
  • Rovers are yet to pick up a point in League 2 this season
  • Cowdenbeath's only win so far was against Berwick Rangers in August

Peterhead (2) v (8) Berwick Rangers

  • Berwick picked up four points out of six at Balmoor last season
  • Peterhead have earned nine of their 13 points away from home this season
  • The Blue Toon are two points behind leaders Edinburgh City

Queen's Park (6) v (1) Edinburgh City

  • Gus MacPherson left Queen's Park this week to join St Mirren as technical director
  • Edinburgh City have won five of their six matches, losing only to Elgin
  • Queen's Park beat City 3-0 at Hampden in last season's Betfred Cup

Stirling Albion (7) v (4) Annan Athletic

  • Stirling have won their last two games after losing the first four
  • Annan have lost their last two matches after an unbeaten August
  • The Binos won both Forthbank meetings with Annan last season