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Nic Ladds 12th Aug 2009 - 20:09

Scottish Premier League Opta Facts: 15-17 August

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15 August

Aberdeen v Celtic

  • Aberdeen have only managed one win in their last 19 league meetings with Celtic.
  • Scott McDonald has managed to score five goals in his last four appearances against Aberdeen.
  • There have been 16 goals scored in the last three league matches between these two sides at Pittodrie.
  • The Dons have lost just once in their last 14 home league matches – this came against Celtic in their last meeting at Pittodrie.
  • Away from home, Celtic have managed to collect only two wins from their last nine attempts in the SPL.
  • Celtic have not lost any of their 11 opening day fixtures in the SPL.

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Hibernian v St Mirren

  • St Mirren have scored only one goal in their last four meetings with Hibs.
  • Hibernian have won 10 of their last 11 home matches against St Mirren.
  • Hibs have managed just one win in their last nine SPL fixtures.
  • At Easter Road, Hibs have collected only three points from their last five league matches.
  • St Mirren have lost four of their last five matches in the SPL.
  • Hibernian are the league’s draw specialists on the opening day – they have drawn five of their nine opening fixtures.

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Kilmarnock v Hamilton

  • Hamilton have won the last three competitive matches between the two sides.
  • The away side have only been successful in one of their last eight meetings.
  • At least one side has failed to score in their last six matches between these two at Rugby Park.
  • Kilmarnock will hope to collect their fourth successive SPL victory in this match.
  • Killie are unbeaten in five consecutive home league matches, conceding only two goals in the process.
  • Hamilton have scored only five goals in their last 12 SPL matches.

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Rangers v Falkirk

  • Rangers have won their last nine matches against Falkirk.
  • The Gers have scored 12 goals in their last three home league matches against Falkirk.
  • Nacho Novo has scored three goals in his last three appearances against the Bairns.
  • The Gers have dropped just ten points from their last 33 home matches in the SPL.
  • Falkirk have won only twice in their last 14 league matches away from home, both coming in the final two matches of last season.
  • The Bairns have hit just five goals in their last nine league games.

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St Johnstone v Motherwell

  • The home side has failed to win in the last seven meetings between these two, losing on six occasions and drawing in the other.
  • St Johnstone failed to score in their final four matches in the SPL – but this was in 2001/02.
  • The last side that St Johnstone managed to find the net against in the SPL was Motherwell – back in April 2002.
  • Motherwell managed to win their final two SPL matches away from home last season, scoring exactly three goals in both.
  • Jim Gannon’s side have previously only been able to win twice in 11 attempts on the opening day of the SPL.
  • St Johnstone have lost all four of their previous opening day fixtures in the SPL.

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17 August

Dundee United v Hearts

  • Dundee United have not been able to score against Hearts in a competitive match for 299 minutes prior to this game.
  • The away side in this fixture has scored just one goal in their last five meetings.
  • Hearts have failed to score in four successive SPL away games.
  • The Jambo’s last SPL away win came on 28th February 2009 – against Dundee United.
  • Dundee United have lost their last three SPL matches.
  • Hearts have won seven of their previous 11 opening day SPL matches.

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