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Friday 24th February 2017

Weekend preview in numbers

We look at some of the key numbers ahead of this weekend’s games in the Ladbrokes Premiership, Championship, League 1 and League 2.

We look at some of the key numbers ahead of this weekend’s games in the Ladbrokes Premiership, Championship, League 1 and League 2.

1,000 It's a landmark fixture for Inverness Caley Thistle tonight as they play their 1,000th match. Richie Foran's men host Rangers, live on BT Sport at 7.45pm. The Highland club's first game after joining the SFL was a League Cup tie against East Stirlingshire at Firs Park in August 1994, which they won 2-0.

3 Dundee moved into the top six in the Ladbrokes Premiership thanks to a 2-1 win over Rangers last weekend but five clubs, down to Motherwell in 10th place, are separated by just three points. Well and the Dark Blues meet at Fir Park this weekend.

2 Hibernian have a seven-point cushion at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship but the three teams below them are separated by just two points. Dundee United, in second spot, welcome Morton to Tannadice while third-placed Falkirk host Dumbarton. With a third of the season to go, it looks unlikely that any of the top four will be caught - fifth-placed Queen of the South are 10 points behind the pack. 

55 Only Celtic (67) have scored more league goals than the 55 notched up by Ladbrokes League 1 leaders Livingston and Elgin City, who are third in League 2. Livingston are at home to a Stenhousemuir side who have conceded more goals (50) than anyone else in the SPFL while Elgin make the 470-mile round trip across the border to play Berwick Rangers.

14 Ayr United are without a win in 14 Championship matches but have drawn eight of their last 11. They face a huge game against bottom club St Mirren at Somerset Park this weekend. The Buddies are eight points adrift at the foot of the table but have won their last two fixtures - against East Fife in the Scottish Cup and The New Saints in the IRN-BRU Cup.

9 East Fife are on an impressive nine-match unbeaten run that has seen them climb into the play-off places in Ladbrokes League 1. They travel to Peterhead on Saturday and, in an incredibly tight division, the Blue Toon are only four points outside the top four and the same margin away from the bottom of the table.

8 Forfar remain strong favourites for the Ladbrokes League 2 title despite losing 3-2 at Berwick last weekend. Their lead was trimmed to eight points by Arbroath, who were held 1-1 by Stirling Albion. Both Angus rivals are at home this weekend - Forfar face Montrose at Station Park and Arbroath welcome bottom club Cowdenbeath to Gayfield.