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Friday 4th December 2015

Weekend preview in numbers

We take a look at some of the numbers behind this weekend’s games across the four divisions of the SPFL.

We take a look at some of the numbers behind this weekend’s games across the four divisions of the SPFL.

6 With only three fixture rounds remaining until the Ladbrokes Premiership reaches the halfway stage, just six points separate Ross County, who are sixth, and Motherwell, who occupy the relegation play-off place. Dundee United are seven points adrift at the bottom but there is little to choose between the rest of the clubs in the bottom six. Dundee, Inverness CT, Partick Thistle, Kilmarnock and Motherwell have all won twice at home and twice away after 16 matches.

5 St Johnstone are bidding for a fifth successive away win in the Ladbrokes Premiership when they face Ross County in Dingwall on Saturday. Tommy Wright's men lost the first four league games on their travels but have since racked up four victories in a row - beating Aberdeen (5-1), Inverness CT (1-0), Hamilton Accies (4-2) and Dundee United (2-1). Saints are on a run of six straight away successes when you add in the League Cup triumphs over Rangers and Morton.

8 Hibernian head for Greenock on the back of eight straight wins in the Ladbrokes Championship. Alan Stubbs' side lost three of their first five matches in all competitions this season but have won 14 of their last 15 outings - a run that has moved them to within three points of leaders Rangers and taken them into the semi-finals of the League Cup. The only blip during that sequence was a 1-1 draw with St Mirren at Easter Road on September 26. Morton will provide tough opposition on Saturday - they have lost just one of seven Championship matches at Cappielow in 2015/16.

2 Two clubs in the Ladbrokes Championship are still looking for their first home league win of the season this weekend. Bottom club Alloa Athletic face Dumbarton in a crucial clash at the Indodrill Stadium - a victory would move Danny Lennon's team to within three points of the Sons as the campaign nears the halfway stage. St Mirren - who are a point above the relegation play-off place - welcome Queen of the South to Paisley. A win for the visitors could see them end the weekend in the top four.

31 Dunfermline Athletic's impressive goal difference - 14 better than leaders Ayr United - means Allan Johnston's men will go top of Ladbrokes League 1 if they beat bottom club Brechin City at East End Park. Ayr, who are undefeated in 14 league matches, don't play this weekend as their opponents Cowdenbeath have a Scottish Cup replay at Arbroath. The Pars have won four, drawn two and lost one of their seven League 1 games at home this season.

4 Clyde will move to the top of Ladbrokes League 2 on goal difference from Annan Athletic - who are involved in a Scottish Cup replay with Inverurie Locos - if they can notch up a fourth straight win when they go to Ochilview to play East Stirlingshire. Since drawing 1-1 with Queen's Park at Hampden at the end of October, Barry Ferguson's team have beaten Montrose (3-1), Elgin City (4-2) and Berwick Rangers (5-0). The Bully Wee are favourites to make it four in a row but Shire have won five games out of seven at home.