Scottish Premier League fixtures: Who will top this weekend? | Football news
After another exciting and dramatic transfer window, there’s plenty of excitement heading into Saturday’s Scottish Premier League games.
All eyes will be on new signings and only time will tell if your club is doing the right thing.
An action-packed day begins at Celtic Park, live Sky Sports main events and footballwhen Celtic and Rangers go head to head.
Interim boss Liam Fox takes his Dundee United team to Motherwell, while Hearts flies high to visit Livingston, Aberdeen makes a trip to Dingwall, Hibs is pressured to face Kilmarnock and it’s the battle of the Saints at McDiarmid Park.
Here, we look at what’s at stake this weekend…
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All eyes will be on Celtic Park at lunchtime on Saturday when the Old Firm face off for the first time this season, live on Sky Sports Football.
Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic have made a perfect start to their title defense, scoring 21 goals and conceding just one on their way to winning their opening five games, while Rangers are two points behind a draw. that controversy in the Hibernian.
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Rangers come into this fixture after a hugely successful Champions League qualifying campaign that will give them huge confidence, but can they claim their first win over Celtic under Giovanni van Bronckhorst?
As for the hosts, who overcame Dundee United by nine points last weekend, a win would see them secure a five-point lead at the top of the table and absolutely make for an intriguing clash with Real Madrid next week. .
Will Fox Solve Dundee United’s Problems?
Liam Fox is now in temporary charge of Dundee United after Jack Ross ‘fired’ and was tasked with the challenge of moving the club off the table leg.
United have failed to win any of their first five matches, losing four of them and have conceded 18 goals.
Standing in their way on Saturday was a side of rejuvenated Motherwell under the guidance of Steven Hammell, who, like Fox, was pushed into elimination after a string of similarly unsettling results at Fir Park.
After Graham Alexander’s sacking Hammell has led the club to three wins of the year and up to fifth in the Scottish Premiership – but will that form continue at Fir Park or can United start their season?
Did Killie put pressure on Hibs?
“Not good enough” and “naive” are phrases Lee Johnson used to describe his Hibernian team after the defeat to St Mirren.
It was a fourth game in a row without a win and left the club languishing in the bottom half of the table with just one win this season – a run that Johnson knew had to end, and quickly.
Johnson, however, will have to update from his hospital bed after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery.
Kilmarnock have failed to win any of their last four top-flight games against Hibs, and haven’t scored in the last two, but after their first win since returning to the Premiership against Motherwell, the Confidence is on the rise at Rugby Park.
Manager Derek McInnes says that result has given them more enjoyment and with new players opening their doors at the club, he will be hoping for extra competition for witnessable spots. His side beat rivals on Easter Street and took three more points on Saturday.
Three in a row for Aberdeen?
After a tumultuous summer at Pittodrie, Aberdeen have certainly shown they know how to score with 12 goals – the third highest in the league behind Celtic and Rangers.
Three of the five goals in last weekend’s game against Livingston came from summer arrivals Bojan Miovski and Vicente Besuijen – the same number Ross County has scored all season.
It has been a rough start for Malky Mackay’s side, who are second from bottom after four losses from five, however, it is a game Aberdeen failed to win last season when the team Dingwall’s ball claimed victory in the last meeting between the clubs.
The Staggies will be hoping for the same, while the standings suggest the Dons could be set for a third straight win – something that hasn’t happened since December 11, 2021.
Will Livi respond to Hearts?
With several new players joining the team during the transfer window, David Martindale will hope he now has enough quality in his ranks to push Livingston up the table after a mixed start.
Despite losing to Rangers on opening day, that impressive performance was followed by consecutive wins – creating a real sense of optimism in Livingston.
However, a controversial loss to Motherwell was followed by an attack at Aberdeen and things don’t get any easier with Hearts now in town – the team they’ve only beaten once in 20 times most recent top meet.
Robbie Neilson’s side will be confident after coming up from behind to beat St Johnstone last time out and could take second place if the results go in the right direction.
Who is the winner in the battle of the Saints?
After avoiding relegation through last season’s play-offs, St Johnstone hope to move beyond the bottom of the table as quickly as possible this season.
However, early stats suggest poor readability with Callum Davidson having lost 3 games in a row and 5 of the last 6. Furthermore, no club has taken fewer shots than Perth in the league this season, nor have the Saints’ 2.42 expected total goals lower.
Meanwhile, a poor finish to last season seems a thing of the past for Stephen Robinson’s side, who have won all of their last three league games – and if they make it to the fourth round, they will is the first St Mirren team to do so since December 2008.
The Buddies have also tasted victory in their last two meetings with St Johnstone and could finish third if they do so again on Saturday and other results go their way.
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