Scottish Premiership match previews


Crew information, stats and predictions for the newest spherical of the Scottish Premiership.

Dundee United vs Aberdeen – Saturday, 3pm








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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Hamilton

Dundee United midfielder Peter Pawlett is doubt for the go to of Aberdeen on Saturday. The midfielder has been fighting a knock all week.

United sit in eighth place however solely a extremely unlikely mixture of outcomes can see them end within the high six.

Fraser Hornby needs to be again within the Aberdeen squad. The striker has skilled this week after recovering from a thigh tear. Greg Leigh (hamstring), Mikey Devlin (ankle) and Ryan Hedges (chest) are long-term absentees.



ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MARCH 18: Interim manager Paul Sheerin during Aberdeen training at Cormack Park, on March 18, 2021, in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)




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Aberdeen caretaker supervisor Paul Sheerin says his probabilities of getting the job completely shall be judged on the membership’s outcomes earlier than the top of the season

Key stat: Dundee United are winless and goalless in 5 Scottish Premiership conferences with Aberdeen (D2 L3), with each earlier such clashes this season ending goalless.

Tips on how to watch: Observe the motion with our devoted Scottish Premiership weblog. Free match highlights shall be printed on the Sky Sports activities web site, app and YouTube channel later that night.

Andy Walker’s prediction: 1-1

Hamilton vs St Mirren – Saturday, 3pm



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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Mirren

Hamilton wing-back Scott McMann ought to return from damage for the go to of St Mirren. Boss Brian Rice has “one or two considerations” however is hopeful no one will drop out.

Nathan Thomas (ankle), Marios Ogkmpoe and Lewis Smith (each hamstring) stay out together with Andy Winter (knee), Shaun Need (thigh) and David Templeton (groin).

St Mirren haven’t any contemporary accidents for the journey to Lanarkshire. Striker Kristian Dennis is again operating in straight traces and will return from an Achilles damage earlier than the top of the season. Eamonn Brophy (fractured foot) additionally stays on the sidelines.

PAISLEY, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 09: St Mirren's Eamonn Brophy during a Scottish Premiership match between St Mirren and Motherwell at The SMISA Arena on January 09, 2021, in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)
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Eamonn Brophy stays sidelined for St Mirren

Key stat: Hamilton are winless in seven league matches in opposition to St Mirren, alternating between a draw (4) and defeat (three) on this run. The final such assembly completed 1-1 in February.

Tips on how to watch: Observe the motion with our devoted Scottish Premiership weblog. Free match highlights shall be printed on the Sky Sports activities web site, app and YouTube channel later that night.

Andy Walker’s prediction: 1-2

Kilmarnock vs Motherwell – Saturday, 3pm



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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Livingston

Kilmarnock defender Clevid Dikamona is again from a hamstring damage. He may change Ross Millen, who begins a two-match ban following his pink card in opposition to Ross County. Midfielder Greg Kiltie drops out by way of damage however may solely miss one match.

Motherwell haven’t any new gamers again from damage following their two-week break. Graham Alexander continues to be lacking a full workforce of gamers together with January signings Eddie Nolan, Sam Foley and Harry Smith.

Mark O’Hara, Liam Grimshaw (each sickness), Bevis Mugabi (shoulder) and Sherwin Seedorf (knee) are nonetheless sidelined together with long-term knee damage victims Trevor Carson, Charles Dunne, Liam Donnelly and Scott Fox.

PAISLEY, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 09: Motherwell manager Graham Alexander during a Scottish Premiership match between St Mirren and Motherwell at The SMISA Arena on January 09, 2021, in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)
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Motherwell supervisor Graham Alexander stays with no raft of gamers

Key stat: Kilmarnock have solely earned 4 factors from a doable 15 obtainable of their final 5 league conferences with Motherwell (W1 D1 L3).

Tips on how to watch: Observe the motion with our devoted Scottish Premiership weblog. Free match highlights shall be printed on the Sky Sports activities web site, app and YouTube channel later that night.

Andy Walker’s prediction: 1-0

Livingston vs Hibernian – Saturday, 3pm



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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Ross County and Hibernian

Alan Lithgow may make his long-awaited return to the Livingston squad. The 33-year-old defender final featured in a 4-0 victory over Ross County in December 2019 earlier than present process a hip operation however has returned to coaching.

Goalkeeper Max Stryjek is again in rivalry after recovering from a again criticism whereas Keaghan Jacobs is on his method again from a long-term foot damage.

Hibernian shall be lacking Jamie Murphy for the journey. The winger sat out final week’s win over Ross County with a niggle and shall be absent once more as Jack Ross’ workforce head alongside the M8 to the Tony Macaroni Enviornment.



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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Livingston and Hamilton Academical.

Children Steven Bradley and Sean Mackie are additionally unavailable with knocks as Hibs look to assert a club-record eleventh top-flight away win of the season.

Key stat: Following their 3-0 win in January, Livingston are on the lookout for back-to-back top-flight league victories over Hibernian for the primary time since January 2004 below David Hay.

Tips on how to watch: Observe the motion with our devoted Scottish Premiership weblog. Free match highlights shall be printed on the Sky Sports activities web site, app and YouTube channel later that night.

Andy Walker’s prediction: 0-1

St Johnstone vs Ross County – Saturday, 3pm



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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between St Johnstone and Hibernian

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson stays out. Davidson is making progress on his comeback from a calf damage and could possibly be obtainable for the Scottish Cup conflict in opposition to Dundee after the worldwide break.

Shaun Rooney is again in coaching after struggling a knock at Hamilton earlier this month.

Ross County boss John Hughes has no contemporary damage worries. Defender Callum Morris stays out with a hamstring drawback. Full-backs Tom Grivosti (hamstring) and Connor Randall (again) are out for the remainder of the marketing campaign.

Key stat: Seven of St. Johnstone and Ross County’s final 9 Scottish Premiership conferences have been drawn, with either side successful as soon as every on this run. Certainly, for the reason that starting of the 2017-18 season, this fixture’s seven attracts is greater than every other within the Scottish top-flight.

Tips on how to watch: Observe the motion with our devoted Scottish Premiership weblog. Free match highlights shall be printed on the Sky Sports activities web site, app and YouTube channel later that night.

Andy Walker’s prediction: 2-0



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