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Friday 5th October 2018

Weekend preview

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

Ladbrokes Premiership

Aberdeen (7) v (11) St Mirren
Aberdeen beat Saints 4-0 in the Betfred Cup at Pittodrie in August
The last Premiership meeting was a 3-0 win for Aberdeen in February 2015
St Mirren's last league win at Pittodrie was 1-0 in May 2011

Dundee (12) v (4) Kilmarnock
The last four meetings at Dens Park have all ended in draws
Dundee beat Hamilton last week to pick up their first points of the season
Kilmarnock have won three of their last four Premiership matches

Hibernian (2) v (9) Hamilton Academical
Hibs won 3-1 when the sides last met at Easter Road in April
Accies won the first meeting in the capital last season, also by 3-1
Hibs are on a run of three successive Premiership victories

Motherwell (10) v (3) Livingston
Motherwell won 1-0 when the sides met in the Betfred Cup in August
The last meeting at Fir Park was a 2-1 win for Motherwell in April 2006
Livingston are unbeaten in the Premiership since losing to Celtic on the opening day

Rangers (6) v (1) Heart of Midlothian (Sunday)
Hearts are five points clear at the top of the table and are still unbeaten
Rangers won 2-1 at Ibrox when the sides last met in April
Hearts' last victory at Ibrox was 2-1 in August 2014

St Johnstone (8) v (5) Celtic (Sunday, BT Sport 3.30pm)
Celtic knocked St Johnstone out of the Betfred Cup last month
Celtic have won 4-2, 5-2 and 4-0 on their last three Premiership visits to Perth
St Johnstone's last victory over Celtic was 2-1 at McDiarmid Park in May 2016

Ladbrokes Championship

Ayr United (1) v (4) Dundee United
Ayr United are two points clear at the top of the Championship
This is only the second time since the 1970s the teams have been in the same division
The last meeting was a 0-0 draw at Somerset Park in April 2017

Falkirk (10) v (8) Dunfermline Athletic
Dunfermline won 2-1 when the sides last met in April
Falkirk's last win against the Pars was 2-0 in the IRN-BRU Cup 12 months ago
The Bairns beat Alloa last week to pick up their first points of the season

Inverness Caledonian Thistle (3) v (6) Morton
Morton won 2-0 on their last visit to the Highland capital in February
Inverness CT won the most recent meeting 3-0 at Cappielow in April
ICT are unbeaten and are yet to concede an away league goal this season

Partick Thistle (7) v (2) Ross County
The last meeting was a 1-1 draw at Firhill in May of this year
Thistle have won all three home games in the Championship this season
The Staggies are two points behind leaders Ayr United

Queen of the South (5) v (10) Alloa Athletic
The most recent meeting was a 2-0 Challenge Cup win for QOS in November 2016
The last league meeting was a 1-0 victory for Queen of the South in January 2016
Alloa are still looking for their first win of the season in the Championship

Ladbrokes League 1

Airdrieonians (4) v (5) Brechin City
Brechin City are on a run of four successive draws
All four meetings were won by the home team in 2016/17
City's last win away to Airdrie was 2-0 in March 2016

Forfar Athletic (7) v (3) East Fife
East Fife are on a run of four wins in a row in League 1
It was 1-1 when the teams met in the Betfred Cup in July; Forfar won the shoot-out
Forfar twice beat East Fife 2-0 at Station Park last season

Raith Rovers (2) v (1) Arbroath
Both sides remain unbeaten, with Arbroath four points clear at the top
Arbroath (21) and Rovers (20) are the top-scoring SPFL teams this season
The last Stark's Park clash was a 2-2 draw in February of this year

Stenhousemuir (10) v (9) Montrose
Montrose took 10 points out of 12 against Stenhousemuir last season
Stenhousemuir have lost six out of seven games since the opening day
Montrose are without a win in their last five matches

Stranraer (6) v (8) Dumbarton
Both teams have won just twice in League 1 this season
The last meeting was a 2-1 win for Dumbarton in the IRN-BRU Cup a year ago
This is the first time the clubs have been in the same division since 2007/08

Ladbrokes League 2

Annan Athletic (4) v (10) Albion Rovers
Rovers picked up their first win of the season against Stirling last week
Annan have lost three of their last four matches
Rovers won 3-1 when the teams last met in March 2015

Cowdenbeath (9) v (7) Stirling Albion
Stirling have won on their last four visits to Central Park
It was 2-2 when the sides last met at Forthbank in March
Cowdenbeath's only win this season was against Berwick in August

Edinburgh City (1) v (8) Berwick Rangers
Edinburgh City are on a run of six successive league victories
James McDonaugh's men have a two-point lead at the top
City beat Berwick twice at Ainslie Park last season

Peterhead (2) v (5) Elgin City
Peterhead have won the last eight meetings between the teams
The last Balmoor clash saw Peterhead win 7-0 in January
Elgin's last win in this fixture was 1-0 at Balmoor in March 2013

Queen's Park (6) v (3) Clyde
The sides last met in the 2015/16 play-offs when Queen's Park were promoted
Clyde are on a run of four straight wins in League 2
Queen's Park have lost their last three league matches