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Celtic v St Mirren
St Mirren travel to Celtic park on Saturday to take on Celtic. The Saints go into the fixture winning one in their last 5, the Celts approach the tie in similar form, also winning one in their last 5.
The previous meeting between the two sides was back in September, St Mirren took an early lead with a third minute strike from Lee Erwin. Celtic responded in the 21st minute with a goal from Shane Duffy, James Forrest fired the Bhoys ahead in the 36th minute and Neil Lennon’s side were able to see it out and secure the 2-1 win.
Jamie McGarth Is a player to watch for St Mireen, the midfielder is Saints top scorer with 5 goals and is a consistent performer, with an average match rating of 7.03.
Callum McGregor is a standout performer for Celtic. Mcgreogor primarily plays in the central midfield role, but has also been known to play out wide. He has 3 goals and 4 assists this season and an outstanding average match rating of 7.43.
Celtic : 3 / 2
Draw : 9 / 8
St Mirren : 8 / 1
Livingston v Aberdeen
Livingston host Aberdeen on Saturday. The Lions go into the fixture in fantastic form, being unbeaten in 12 games. Aberdeen are in poor form, winning just once in their last 5 games.
The last meeting between the two sides resulted in a 2-1 win for Aberdeen. The Dandies scored twice in quick succession, with goals in the 49th and 55th minute from Lewis Ferguson and Scott Wright. Scott Pittman struck for Livingston in the 69th minute, but was only a consolation as Livingston were unable to spark a comeback.
John Guthrie is a pivotal player for the Lions. The central defender has been essential in Livingston’s recent form. Guthrie has scored 5 goals this season and has an average match rating of 7.01.
Lewis Ferguson has been exceptional for Aberdeen this season. The central midfielder has 8 goals and 2 assists in 21 matches. At 21 years of age, Ferguson’s consistent performances may be attracting interest from other clubs.
Livingston : 17 / 10
Draw : 2 / 1
Aberdeen : 13 / 8
Dundee United v Hibernian
Dundee take on Hibernian this Saturday at Tannadice Park. Dundee go into the clash in poor form, with no win in six games. Hibernian similarly are in destitute form, winning one in 6.
The last meeting between Dundee United and Hibs ended in a 1-1 draw. Kyle Magniss fired Hibs ahead in the 13th minute, Hibernian held their lead for 77 minutes before Luke Bolton equalised for Dundee in the 90th to ensure each side went home with a point.
A player to watch for Dundee is Nicky Clark, the striker has netted 8 times this season. Clark has a modest goal scoring record for Dundee, scoring 32 goals in 84 games.
Kevin Nisbet is a key player for Hibernian, the centre forward has 11 goals in 23 games this season.
Dundee : 7 / 2
Draw : 9 / 4
Hibernian : 17 / 20