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Stuart Dalgleish 13th Oct 2011 - 13:43

SPL Opta Facts - 15 October

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Aberdeen v Dundee United

  • Aberdeen have scored 38% of their goals from headers this season, a higher percentage than any other side in SPL.
  • The Dons have only won one of the last 10 SPL meetings against United, losing five and drawing four.
  • 13 of the last 16 goals Dundee United have scored against Aberdeen have been netted in the first half.
  • United are unbeaten in their last five trips to Pittodrie in the SPL, winning two and drawing three.
  • Dundee United have scored the highest percentage of goals from set pieces of any team in SPL (43%).
  • Aberdeen have hit the woodwork six times in the SPL this season, more often than any other team.
  • The Dons have scored with just nine per cent of their shots, the lowest conversion rate in the SPL.
  • Aberdeen haven't won back to back SPL games since February, winning just four of 22 games in that run.
  • United have only won one of their last eight SPL matches.

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Dunfermline v Hearts

  • Dunfermline have scored a higher percentage of goals in the second half of games than any other side in SPL (73%).
  • Athletic have conceded more penalties (3) than any other team in the SPL this season.
  • Dunfermline have allowed their opponents 50 shots on target against them, more than any other team.
  • Dunfermline have taken just one point from the last 15 available and have shipped 17 goals in their last five SPL games.
  • The Pars have won none of the last eight matches in the SPL against Hearts, losing six of them.
  • Hearts have lost just one of their last seven SPL matches.
  • In Dunfermline's last eight matches, seven different players have scored two or more goals in a match.

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Hibernian v Motherwell

  • Hibernian have dropped more points from winning positions (7) than any other team in the SPL this season.
  • Motherwell have scored with 23% of their shots at goal, the highest conversion rate in the SPL.
  • Hibs & Motherwell have already met once this season, in the League Cup, with the match ending 2-2 and Hibs winning 7-6 on penalties.
  • Garry O'Connor has scored seven goals in his last 10 SPL matches and scored both of Hibs goals in the League Cup tie at Fir Park.
  • Jamie Murphy has scored in three of the last five meetings between Motherwell and Hibernian.
  • Hibs have only won three of their last 20 SPL matches.
  • The Hibees have only kept three clean sheets in their last 21 SPL matches.

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Kilmarnock v Celtic

  • Kilmarnock have conceded more headed goals (5) than any other team in the SPL, accounting for a division joint-high 33% of all goals shipped.
  • Celtic have conceded a higher percentage of second half goals than any other side in SPL this season (75%).
  • Celtic have allowed their opponents just 21 shots on target against them, fewer than any other team in the SPL.
  • Kilmarnock have been caught offside fewer times than any other team (15).
  • Kilmarnock have committed fewer fouls than any other team in the SPL (82).
  • Killie have won just two of their last 18 SPL matches and lost the last three in a row.
  • Celtic have been shown a card for every 16 fouls committed in the SPL this season, more fouls per card than any other side in the division.
  • Kilmarnock have only won three of 46 SPL games against Celtic and just one of the last 34, losing 30 of the other 33 games.
  • Celtic have only ever lost three SPL away games in a row twice before in the SPL, the last time being in April 2000.
  • Celtic haven't gone two SPL games without scoring since May 2009 and only eight times in the history of the SPL.

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Rangers v St Mirren

  • Rangers have scored more headed goals (6) than any other team in the SPL.
  • St Mirren are the only team in the SPL yet to concede a headed goal.
  • Rangers have yet to concede a second half goal in the SPL this season.
  • St Mirren have been shown a card for every five fouls committed, fewer fouls per card than any other SPL club.
  • Steven Davis leads the SPL with eight goal assists already this season.
  • Allan McGregor has the best save % of any 'keeper in the SPL, keeping out 87% of all shots on target faced.
  • St Mirren haven't lost back to back SPL matches since May.
  • Rangers have won seven and drawn one of the eight SPL games with St Mirren at Ibrox, though The Buddies have scored one goal in six of those eight games.
  • Rangers have won 13 and lost just one of their last 16 home games in the SPL.
  • Rangers are unbeaten in their last 20 SPL games, winning 18 of those.
  • Steven Naismith has scored nine goals in his last nine SPL appearances.

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St Johnstone v Inverness CT

  • Caley Thistle have scored just 10% of their goals from set plays, the lowest percentage in the SPL.
  • St Johnstone have conceded 60% of their goals from set plays, a higher proportion than any other team.
  • St Johnston have lost just one of their last seven SPL matches, wining four in that run.
  • Cillian Sheridan has scored in his last three SPL appearances.
  • Caley Thistle have won just two and lost six of their last 10 SPL games and taken just one point from the last 15 available away from home.
  • Gregory Tade has scored three goals in his last five SPL matches.
  • Half of the goals Inverness have scored  this season have been netted in the final 15 minutes of matches.

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