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Rich 29th Aug 2013 - 19:43

Scottish Premiership Opta Facts – Aug 31

Dundee United v Celtic

  • Celtic have won their last three Scottish Premiership fixtures against Dundee United, scoring 14 goals in the process.
  • Dundee United have scored just 44 goals in 54 overall SPL fixtures against Celtic, only scoring more than two goals on one previous occasion (3-3 in January 2006).
  • Kris Commons has scored five goals in his last three games against the Terrors in all competitions.
  • Celtic have already gained four points from losing positions this season; a joint-high in this league.
  • Young midfielder Stuart Armstrong has scored in successive league games for Dundee United for the first time in his career.
  • Neil Lennon's side are the only team in the Scottish Premiership yet to drop a point on the road this term.

Aberdeen v St Johnstone

  • Niall McGinn has scored three in his last two games against the Saints.
  • There have only been five goals scored in the last five league clashes between these sides at Pittodrie.
  • St Johnstone have only won one of their last six top-flight meetings with Aberdeen (D2 L3), though this was the most recent meeting (3-1 at home last season).
  • Aberdeen have scored more second-half goals than any other team in the Scottish Premiership this season (five).
  • The Dons have only lost two of their last 12 home league games (W5 D5).
  • St Johnstone have only scored one goal in their last six away league games combined, though it did earn them a victory at Dundee United (D2 L3).

Hibernian v Ross County

  • Ross County won all three league games against Hibernian last season, their first ever meetings with them in this division.
  • The Hibees have conceded exactly one goal in six of their last seven league outings, keeping a clean sheet in the other.
  • Pat Fenlon's side have won just two of their last 14 league games at Easter Road (D6 L6).
  • Ross County are without a win in six on the road, losing five, drawing one and conceding at least twice in each outing.
  • The Staggies have not won consecutive league games since a run of four on the bounce in February.
  • No side has gained more points from losing positions than Hibs in the SPL this term (four).

Inverness v Hearts

  • Both sides have found the net in 10 of the last 11 meetings between these sides in all competitions, with five of those games ending 1-1.
  • After a run of six straight victories over Caley between 2008 and 2010, Hearts have since won just one of eight against them in the Scottish Premier League (D5 L2).
  • Caley Thistle have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four home league meetings with the Jambos, but these four goals have earned them one win and three draws.
  • ICT have netted a league-high three headed goals this season.
  • Gary Locke's side have won just one of their last 17 league games on the road, netting just 10 goals in total in the process.
  • Terry Butcher's side, meanwhile, have only been defeated once in their last eight at the Caledonian Stadium (W4 D3).

St Mirren v Partick Thistle

  • St Mirren have netted just one goal so far this season; a league-low.
  • The Buddies have drawn four and won none of their last five at St. Mirren Park.
  • Newly-promoted Partick have only kept one clean sheet in their last 12 top-flight away games.
  • Danny Lennon's side have won just one of their last 13 league games overall (D7 L5).
  • St Mirren and Partick have not met in the league since 2004/05, when the Saints remained unbeaten in four (W2 D2).
  • Partick have only lost one of their last 11 away league games (including last season's second tier), winning seven.

Motherwell v Kilmarnock

  • ‘Well have only won one of their last nine against Kilmarnock in the league (D4 L4).
  • The Steelmen were reduced to nine men in their last fixture against Killie, with Fraser Kerr and Keith Lasley both seeing red in a 0-2 defeat last February.
  • Kilmarnock have lost five points in games in which they have scored the first goal this season; the remaining 11 Premiership sides have only lost 12 in total.
  • Both Motherwell and Kilmarnock have conceded twice to headers this term; no side has conceded more.
  • Motherwell have won five and lost just one of their last seven home league games.
  • Kilmarnock have only won one of their last 11 league games overall (D3 L7).




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