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Friday 4th September 2015

Weekend preview in numbers

We look at some of the numbers behind this weekend’s games:

We look at some of the numbers behind this weekend’s games:

13 There are 13 matches in the SPFL on Saturday. There are no Ladbrokes Premiership fixtures due to the international break and the Ladbrokes Championship game between Falkirk and Hibernian is postponed due to international call-ups. Ayr United v Stenhousemuir in Ladbrokes League 1 was brought forward to Tuesday night to avoid a clash with the Scottish Airshow.

8 Rangers have won all eight games since Mark Warburton was appointed manager and they hold a two-point lead over Falkirk at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship. The Ibrox side have scored five or more goals in half of their eight matches this season. Raith Rovers will attempt to halt their winning run at Ibrox on Saturday.

2 Morton have the best defensive record in the Ladbrokes Championship so far, having conceded only two goals in their four matches. Jim Duffy's promoted side have drawn 1-1 with Falkirk, lost 1-0 to Hibernian, drawn 0-0 with St Mirren and won 1-0 away to Alloa Athletic.

12 In-form Dunfermline striker Faissal El Bakhtaoui has scored 12 goals in eight games for Allan Johnston's team this season. The Pars have rattled in 32 goals already as they prepare to face Ladbrokes League 1 leaders Forfar Athletic at Station Park on Saturday. Michael Moffat is their second-top scorer with six goals.

4 Both Alloa Athletic, who travel to Dumbarton in the Ladbrokes Championship, and Brechin City, who make the long journey south to Stranraer in Ladbrokes League 1, are bidding to end a run of four straight league defeats so far this season.

3 Only three points separate the leading eight clubs in Ladbrokes League 2 - everyone has won at least twice, with the exception of Arbroath and Stirling Albion, who only have a single point on the board. Perhaps surprisingly, for such a keenly-contested division, there have only been two draws in the 20 matches so far.

0 None of the top five clubs in Ladbrokes League 2 have lost at home in 2015/16. Elgin City, East Fife and Montrose have all won two out of two, with a win and a draw so far for Annan Athletic and Berwick Rangers.