SPL Opta Facts 25-26 August
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SPL Opta Facts
25-26 August 2012
Inverness CT v Celtic
Caley Thistle have drawn their opening three league games, the two previous sides to do this in the SPL lost their next match (Hearts 00/01, Partick Thistle 02/03).
This is the first time Inverness have been unbeaten in their opening three SPL games.
Inverness have not gone seven consecutive SPL games unbeaten since November 2006.
Caley Thistle failed to score in all three league meetings with Celtic last season, losing each time.
Celtic have only won on four of their last nine SPL visits to Inverness (D3 L2).
The Bhoys have conceded just two goals in their last nine SPL matches combined.
Celtic have only won two of their last six SPL away games.
Dundee v Ross County
Ross County were unbeaten in four meetings with Dundee last season (W2 D2).
Colin McMenamin scored three goals against Dundee last season.
The Dee have won just one of their last five matches at home to Ross County (D2 L2).
Ross County have drawn their opening three league games, the two previous sides to do this in the SPL lost their next match (Hearts 00/01, Partick Thistle 02/03).
Dundee are the eighth side to fail to score in their first three SPL games of a new season.
Dundee have conceded the joint-most first-half SPL goals this season (four).
Hibernian v St Johnstone
The Saints have only lost on one of their last five SPL visits to Hibernian (W2 D2).
St Johnstone have scored at least twice in each of their last four SPL meetings with Hibernian.
Overall, Hibs have won just one of their last nine league clashes with the Saints (D3 L5).
This is Hibs' best start to an SPL season since 09/10 (4 pts).
Hibernian have won just two of their last 25 SPL matches at Easter Road.
St Johnstone are without a win in their last 10 SPL games, picking up just two points in this run.
The Saints have failed to find the net in seven of their last 10 league games.
For the sixth time running in the Scottish top-flight, St Johnstone have failed to win any of their opening three games.
Kilmarnock v Dundee Utd
United are unbeaten in five league matches at Rugby Park (D3 L2).
Killie are without a win in 11 SPL meetings with the Terrors (D7 L4).
The last eight league meetings between United and Kilmarnock have averaged 3.6 goals per game.
This is Kilmarnock's poorest start to an SPL campaign since 2001/02 (two points from three games).
This is the first time Dundee United have ever won their opening two SPL games.
Only once before (Celtic 99/00) has a side had a better goal difference after two SPL games than United this season (+6).
The Tangerines have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four SPL games.
Aberdeen v Hearts
Aberdeen have failed to score in their last seven SPL meetings with Hearts.
It is seven years (a run of 12 matches) since Aberdeen managed to score more than once at home against the Jambos in the league.
A 2-1 win last time out ended a run of six SPL games without a victory for the Dons.
Five of the last 10 SPL matches at Pittodrie have finished goalless.
Hearts are unbeaten in their opening three league games.
John Sutton has scored a penalty in two of Hearts' three matches so far this season.
Motherwell v St Mirren
Motherwell have lost just one of their last 10 league meetings with St Mirren (D5 L4).
The last five SPL clashes between Motherwell and St Mirren have produced only six goals in total.
Motherwell have lost just one of their last seven league games (W3 D3).
The Steelmen have only won one of their last five SPL matches at home (D1 L3).
St Mirren have had the most different goalscorers in the SPL this season (5).