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Simon Gott 20th Aug 2015 - 21:40

Scottish Premiership Opta Facts August 22nd



Dundee United v Celtic

  • Celtic have scored 151 league goals against Dundee United since the start of the SPL; only against Aberdeen (167) have they netted more.
  • The Terrors have managed just one win in 12 against Celtic in the league (D2 L9).
  • Celtic have conceded more than once in consecutive league games for the first time since May 2014.
  • Indeed the four that Ronny Deila's side have shipped in their last two games is the same they had conceded in the preceding 16 matches in the league.
  • Leigh Griffiths has had more shots (17) and shots on target (12) than any other player this term.
  • Dundee United have failed to win their first two home games in a single season for the first time since 2011/12 (started with D2 L2).


Aberdeen v Dundee

  • Aberdeen have only conceded three goals in their last nine league games at Pittodrie.
  • The Dons are unbeaten in nine against Dundee in the league, winning four and drawing five.
  • Dundee have scored more headed goals than any other side so far this season (3).
  • Only Celtic (33) have had more shots on target than the Dees this term (26).
  • The Dark Blues have lost two of their last three games away to Aberdeen in the top-flight (D1); this after going 13 unbeaten at Pittodrie (W6 D7).
  • Dundee have only managed two clean sheets in their last 17 away league games.


Hearts v Partick Thistle

  • Hearts have not won five successive top-flight games since December 2010 (6).
  • Indeed this is only the second season since the start of the SPL that the Jambos have started with four straight wins; they won eight in a row in 2005/06.
  • Partick have drawn their last four away league games with their last three all ending 0-0.
  • The Jags won both trips to Tynecastle in 2013/14; their only away games against Hearts since 2004.
  • Juanma has scored with all three of his shots on target in the Scottish Premiership this term.
  • Indeed Hearts themselves have scored 10 goals from 15 shots on target.


Inverness CT v Hamilton

  • Inverness are without a win in five league games (D2 L3); this after three successive victories back in May.
  • ICT have failed to score in their last two at Caledonian Stadium; they have not gone three in a row without a goal since returning to the top-flight.
  • Hamilton lost 4-2 in Inverness last season; their first ever away defeat to Caley Thistle.
  • The Accies have kept three clean sheets in their last four league matches.
  • Caley Thistle have won five and drawn one of their last six top-flight games against Hamilton, winning the last four in a row.
  • Hamilton have lost six of their last seven away league games, winning 3-2 at Kilmarnock in the other.


Kilmarnock v Ross County

  • Craig Curran has scored with three of his five shots on target this season.
  • Kris Boyd has scored five times in five appearances for Killie against Ross County.
  • Kilmarnock are without a clean sheet in 13 league games, conceding more than once in 12 of them (33 in total).
  • Jamie MacDonald has made a league-high 29 saves already this campaign.
  • The Staggies have won their last three against Kilmarnock in the top-flight; this after winning just one of their previous eight (D2 L5).
  • County have only lost one of their last eight away league games, winning four.


St Johnstone v Motherwell

  • The Saints have won their last four home meetings with Motherwell; this after winning just one of the previous 12 (D4 L7).
  • St Johnstone are unbeaten in eight league games at McDiarmid Park (W2 D6), though the last five have all ended level.
  • Motherwell have the worst shot conversion rate in the Scottish top-flight this term, scoring with just 6% of their attempts. St Johnstone have the third best (20%).
  • Graham Cummins has scored with three of his five shots on target this season.
  • Scott McDonald scored in his only previous league appearance against St Johnstone, at Celtic Park back in August 2009.
  • The Steelmen have lost 14 of their last 17 away league games (W3).



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