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Michael Taylor 27th Dec 2010 - 14:54

SPL Opta Facts - 29 December

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Hamilton v Aberdeen

  • Paul Hartley scored a hat-trick of penalties when the two sides met at Pittodrie earlier in the season.
  • Aberdeen have won on 10 of their last 12 trips to Hamilton in all competitions.
  • Hamilton have not played a league game in over a month, with their last SPL fixture being played on the 27th November.
  • Hamilton have managed just one goal in their last five SPL fixtures.
  • Aberdeen's Boxing Day victory over Hibs saw them end a run of seven successive league defeats.
  • The Dons scored more goals in their last match against Hibs (2) than they had managed in their previous six games put together (1).
  • This will be the fourth successive away game that Aberdeen have played in the SPL.
  • Aberdeen have lost more SPL games in 2010 than any other side (23).

Hibernian v Dundee United

  • United have won five and lost just one of their last eight league clashes with Hibernian.
  • Hibs have won just one of their last five games at home to the Terrors.
  • Hibs have picked up only one point from their last four league matches.
  • The Cabbage have won only two of their last 12 home matches in the SPL.
  • Dundee United have scored exactly one goal in each of their last seven league games.
  • The Terrors have lost just twice on the road in the SPL since the start of March (12 games).
  • Only Aberdeen (23) have lost more games in 2010 in the SPL than Hibs (21).

Celtic v Motherwell

  • Celtic have won eight and lost none their last 10 league meetings with Motherwell.
  • The Steelmen have scored just six goals in 21 SPL matches at Celtic Park.
  • Celtic have lost six matches in 2010 in the SPL, more than in both 2009 (5) and 2008 (4).
  • The Hoops have conceded only two goals in their last seven home league matches against Motherwell.
  • Motherwell have been able to collect just one point in their last four SPL matches.
  • Motherwell have won just two of their 44 SPL away games against either Rangers or Celtic.

Inverness CT v Kilmarnock

  • Caley Thistle have won six of their last eight matches against Kilmarnock in all competitions.
  • Inverness have won their last five games at home to Killie in all competitions.
  • Caley Thistle have not won any of their last four league games; drawing three and losing once.
  • Inverness have won just two of their last 12 SPL games at home.
  • Kilmarnock have lost only once in their last eight league games since defeat by Caley Thistle in October; picking up five wins in this run.

St Johnstone v Rangers

  • St Johnstone won their last league match at home to the Gers, inflicting their biggest league defeat since August 2000.
  • Only Celtic, Aberdeen and Hearts have won more often at home to Rangers in the SPL than St Johnstone (three wins in nine meetings).
  • Rangers have been defeated in just three SPL games in 2010, fewer than any other side.
  • Should this game be played, St Johnstone will host an SPL game for the first time since 13th November.
  • St Johnstone have lost three successive home league games without scoring.

St Mirren v Hearts

  • Hearts have won only once in their last four trips to St Mirren's ground in the SPL.
  • However the Buddies have won only one of their last nine SPL clashes with the Jambos.
  • St Mirren have won just one of their last seven league games at home, and none of their last four at St Mirren Park.
  • The Buddies have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 SPL matches.
  • Hearts are unbeaten in seven league games, winning six of those during this run.
  • The Jambos have won five successive away games in the SPL and seven of their last eight.

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