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Robert Alexander 22nd Aug 2013 - 11:31

Scottish Premiership Opta Facts | Aug 24

Celtic v Inverness
In the 25 league matches between these sides, Celtic have 18 wins to Caley's three, with four draws. Inverness scored in each of their four games with Celtic last season, having failed to find the net in the previous three. Despite that, Celtic won three of those four games and have won six of the last seven between the sides.
Inverness' 1-0 win at Celtic Park last season was their first ever league victory at the home of the Bhoys' and their first there since the Scottish Cup victory in 2000 that prompted a rather famous headline.
The last four matches between these sides have seen 16 goals in total hit the back of the net, an average of four per game.
Inverness (W3) and Celtic (W2) are the only Premiership sides to boast 100% records so far this season.
Caley Thistle are one of just two sides yet to concede a goal this season and are the top scorers in the division (6), with Billy McKay leading the way with three to his name so far.

Dundee United v St Johnstone
Five of the last eight games between these two have ended in a draw, including three last season.
In 2011/12, the four fixtures between these sides produced 14 goals - last season only five were scored in total.
This fixture has produced at least one 0-0 draw in each of the last three seasons.
St Johnstone are yet to concede in the league this season and are one of only two sides to achieve this feat. Indeed, they also kept a clean sheet in their last league game of 2012/13.
Dundee United have netted just one goal in three fixtures so far this term (D2 L1).
Stretching back to last season, the Arabs have won just one of their last eight league matches (D2 L5).

Hearts v Aberdeen
In the four games played against each other last season, both sides managed a 2-0 victory and the other two were draws.
Hearts have won their last four games against Aberdeen at Tynecastle, scoring 13 goals and conceding none.
In fact, Aberdeen's 2-0 victory at Pittodrie last season was the first time they had scored in 10 games against Hearts.
Prior to the 1-1 draw between these two on the final day of last season, at least one team failed to score in each of previous 11 meetings.
Hearts have failed to score more than one goal in any of their last five league matches.
In a run which stretches back to April, Aberdeen have lost just one of their last eight in the league (W3 D4).

Kilmarnock v Hibernian
Both teams have scored in this fixture 10 out of the last 11 times they have met in the top tier.
The away side has scored in each of the last 11 league matches between the sides.
Hibernian are unbeaten in four league games against Killie, winning two.
These two sides are among the four teams in the division who are yet to win after playing three matches.
Killie also lost their last two games of the 2012/13 season, thus they are winless in five league matches (D2 L3).
In all competitions, 441 minutes of action passed before Hibs netted their first (and only) goal of the season.

Motherwell v Partick Thistle
These sides have not met since the 2006/07 League Cup when Motherwell triumphed 3-2 at Fir Park. Motherwell are unbeaten in five games against Partick at Fir Park in all competitions (W2 D3).
Patrick have mustered 20 shots on target this season, six more than any other side.
Partick last lost a league fixture on 12 January and have managed a win and two draws on their return to the top flight.
Motherwell have not drawn a Premiership match since 6 April, since then they have won four and lost four.

Ross County v St Mirren
Last season's match at Victoria Park resulted in the only ever 0-0 draw between these sides in all competitions.
The other two fixtures between these sides last season produced a combined 14 goals, with both team managing one win each.
Ross County have leaked nine goals so far this term, four more than any other side.
Ross County have also managed just 14 attempts at goal (excl. blocks) so far, fewer than any other team and almost 12 fewer than the division average of 25.8.
The Buddies have opened the season with one draw and one defeat. Stretching back to last season, they have won just one of their last 12 Premiership matches (D7 L4).
Ross County are the only team in the division to have lost all of their matches so far.

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