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Stuart Dalgleish 11th Aug 2011 - 13:59

SPL Opta Facts - August 13-14

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Celtic v Dundee United

  • United have won just one of their last 41 league meetings with Celtic.
  • Celtic have never lost at home to the Terrors in the SPL, winning 18 of 24 games.
  • Six of the last 10 league clashes between the sides at Parkhead have ended in a draw.
  • United have scored exactly once in their last four meetings with the Bhoys.
  • Gary Hooper scored four goals in four meetings with the Tangerines last season.
  • Celtic have won their opening three games in each of the last two SPL seasons.
  • The Bhoys have kept five consecutive clean sheets in the Scottish Premier League.
  • Celtic have won their last 10 league games at home.
  • Dundee United are unbeaten in four SPL matches.

Hearts v Aberdeen

  • The Dons have failed to score in their last four league meetings with Hearts.
  • However, Aberdeen have only failed to score on one of their last seven trips to Tynecastle in the SPL.
  • Darren Mackie has scored in his last three appearances at Hearts' Tynecastle ground.
  • Hearts have found the net just once in their opening three league matches for the first time ever in the SPL.
  • Not since 1999 have Aberdeen failed to score in their opening four SPL games.
  • Hearts are without a win in 11 league games, the longest current run in the competition.
  • The Jambos have taken just one point from the last 18 available in the SPL.
  • Aberdeen have won only two of their last 15 league games.
  • The Dons have failed to score in five of their last six SPL matches.

Inverness CT v Rangers

  • Rangers have won only one of their last four SPL meetings with Caley Thistle.
  • Neither side has scored more than once in any of the last four meetings between Inverness and Rangers.
  • Caley Thistle have only beaten Rangers once at home in the SPL (eight meetings).
  • Rangers have scored just three goals so far this season, they have never scored fewer after two SPL games.
  • Inverness have lost only one of their last six league games at home.
  • Rangers are on a run of eight consecutive away wins in the SPL.
  • In this period they have shipped just one goal on the road.
  • The Gers are the only side to have ever conceded just one goal over a period of eight SPL matches.

Kilmarnock v Hibernian

  • The last three meetings between Killie and Hibernian have ended 2-1 to the home side.
  • Hibs have had a man sent off in their last two meetings with Kilmarnock.
  • Kilmarnock have won only one of their last seven league meetings with Hibernian.
  • However, Killie have lost just one of their last 11 SPL matches at home to Hibs.
  • This is only the second time that Hibs have scored under two goals in their opening two games in the SPL.
  • Killie are without a win in their last 10 SPL games.
  • This includes six league games at home without a win for Kilmarnock.
  • Hibs have failed to score more than once in any of their last 10 league matches.

St Johnstone v Dunfermline

  • The Saints have never beaten Dunfermline in the SPL (11 meetings).
  • St Johnstone have scored just one goal in their last six SPL clashes with Dunfermline combined.
  • However, in all league meetings the Saints are unbeaten in three with the Pars (includes Scottish Division One).
  • St Johnstone have failed to score in six of their last seven games at home to Dunfermline in the league.
  • The Saints have not won any of their opening three SPL games since the 1999/00 season.
  • St Johnstone have lost four of their last five league matches at home, and have won just one of the last nine.
  • The Saints have scored only one goal in their last six league games at McDiarmid Park.
  • Dunfermline are unbeaten in their last nine league games on the road (all in Scottish Division One).

St Mirren v Motherwell

  • St Mirren have drawn four of their last five SPL matches at home to Motherwell, losing the other.
  • The Steelmen have scored just one goal in the first half of their last six league meetings with St Mirren, but eight in the second half.
  • St Mirren are unbeaten in their opening three SPL games for the first time ever.
  • Motherwell have only once before been unbeaten in their opening three SPL games (2009/10).
  • St Mirren's last seven league matches have produced just six goals in total.
  • The Buddies have lost just one of their last five league games at home.
  • Motherwell are one of only two sides yet to concede a goal in the SPL this season.

 

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