SPL Opta Facts 1-2 September 2012
Aberdeen v St Mirren
The last three meetings between these two sides have ended in draws (2-2, 1-1 and, most recently, 0-0).
The Dons have failed to win against the Buddies in each of their last six SPL meetings, drawing three and losing three.
At Pittodrie, the Dons have suffered just one defeat in 12 SPL clashes with St Mirren.
The Buddies have been impressive on the road recently, losing on just one of their last nine SPL away days, winning two and drawing six.
Aberdeen have failed to score in three of their four games this season and in four of their last five.
St Mirren have enjoyed just one victory in their last six games, losing two and drawing three.
Celtic v Hibernian
Celtic have won seven and drawn one of their last eight SPL clashes with Hibs.
The Hibees have failed to find the back of the net in each of their last three clashes with the Bhoys, and have netted a total of just two in the last six meetings.
At Parkhead, Hibs have only registered two SPL victories in 23 visits.
SPL joint-top scorer Leigh Griffiths has netted three in his last three games for the Hibees.
Kris Commons has bagged a total of four goals in five games this season for the Bhoys (in all competitions).
Away from home, Hibs have lost three of their last five games, failing to score at all in each of those defeats (although they did win the other two games).
Ross County v Kilmarnock
The two sides have only met on one previous occasion, back in 1963, when Kilmarnock won a home Scottish FA Cup tie 7-0.
Ross County's four league games so far this season have produced a total of just three goals (two for, one against).
Killie have lost just one of their last six league games, winning two and drawing three.
The Staggies are now unbeaten in their last 20 games, winning 12 and drawing eight.
On the road, Kilmarnock have lost just two of their last nine SPL games, winning three and drawing four.
Richard Brittain has netted both of County's goals this season, with those goals coming in the last two games.
St Johnstone v Dundee Utd
Dundee United are unbeaten in their last 16 SPL meetings with the Saints, winning 10 and drawing six.
Indeed, the Saints have failed to find the back of the net in six of their last eight clashes with the Terrors.
The last three meetings between the two sides at McDiarmid Park have produced a total of 14 goals.
United are the only team in this season's SPL to still have a 100% record on the road (two wins out of two).
Joint top-scorer in the SPL this season, United's Johnny Russell has bagged three in his last three league games (as well as picking up a red card along the way).
St Johnstone have accrued only one point from their first four games - only in 2001/12 did they get off to an even worse start (0 points from four games).
Hearts v Dundee
Hearts are unbeaten against Dundee in their last eight SPL meeting and have suffered just one defeat in the last 19 clashes.
At Tynecastle, the Jam Tarts have won nine of their last 11 SPL games against the Dees.
This is Dundee's worst-ever SPL campaign after four games. On only one previous occasion have they picked up just one point from four games (1998/99), although then they had a better (by one goal) goal difference.
Hearts' two home games this season in the SPL have each seen an opponent sent off.
Dundee have failed to score in each of their four games this season, thus becoming only the third side in PSL history to fail to register a single goal in their first four matches (along with Aberdeen in 11/12 and in 99/00).
John Sutton has netted a penalty in each of the Jam Tarts' home league games this season and has bagged three goals in his last three SPL games at Tynecastle.
Motherwell v Inverness CT
Motherwell have lost just two of their last 13 SPL games against Inverness CT, winning nine and drawing two.
At Fir Park, The Steelmen have managed just one win in their last four clashes with Caley Thistle.
Keith Lasley bagged two goals for Motherwell in their three meetings with Caley last season.
Inverness' four games this season have produced a total of 16 goals, more than other other SPL side's fixtures so far this season.
On home soil, Motherwell have enjoyed just one win in their last six games, losing three and drawing two.
Caley have suffered just one defeat in their last six away games in the top division, winning two and drawing three.