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Friday 12th August 2016

Weekend six to watch

Here are six games to look out for in the second week of the SPFL league season, with big games across all four divisions.

Here are six games to look out for in the second week of the SPFL league season, with big games across all four divisions.
Aberdeen v Heart of Midlothian – Ladbrokes Premiership
The two sides who finished second and third in the Premiership in 2015/16 meet at Pittodrie on Saturday. The Dons drew 0-0 at St Johnstone on Sunday and won at Ayr in the Betfred Cup in midweek while Hearts went down 2-1 at home to Celtic and were knocked out the cup at McDiarmid Park.
Dundee v Rangers - Ladbrokes Premiership – Saturday (BT Sport, 12.15pm)
Dundee topped the table after the opening weekend thanks to a 3-1 win away to Ross County while Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by Hamilton Accies. You have to go back to August 1992 for Dundee's last victory in this fixture at Dens Park - Billy Dodds (2), Ivo Den Bieman and Ian Gilzean got their goals that day. 
Inverness Caley Thistle v Ross County – Ladbrokes Premiership
The Highland rivals are both looking to bounce back from opening day defeats, to Partick Thistle and Dundee, while ICT lost at Alloa in the Betfred Cup on Tuesday, a fate also suffered by the Staggies in the group stage. Inverness have lost just one of their last nine derby matches.
Hibernian v Dunfermline Athletic – Ladbrokes Championship
Hibs are favourites to win the Championship and kicked off with a 2-1 victory at Falkirk but went down 3-1 to Queen of the South in the Betfred Cup in midweek. The Pars are hoping to push for a top-four finish following promotion from League 1 and saw off Dumbarton 4-3 at East End Park on the opening day.
Stranraer v Alloa Athletic – Ladbrokes League 1
Alloa have made an outstanding start to the season and have a Betfred Cup quarter-final against Celtic to look forward to after knocking out Inverness Caley Thistle in midweek. The Wasps beat Peterhead 4-0 in their opening league game and face a Stranraer side aiming to hit back from a 5-1 defeat at Livingston last weekend.
Montrose v Arbroath – Ladbrokes League 2
It’s derby day at Links Park, with both teams looking to claim their first league wins of the season. Montrose went down 2-1 to Clyde last week while Arbroath were pegged back for a 1-1 draw with Berwick. Paul Hegarty’s side won 3-0 at the start of 2015/16 but the Red Lichties took seven points out of 12 overall.