Scottish Premiership Weekend Preview
Hibernian v Celtic
Celtic host Hibernian, in a 15:00 kick off on Saturday afternoon.
Celtic are in dreadful form at the moment, currently 2nd place and 9 points off top spot, however Celtic have 2 games in hand over their rivals Rangers.
Hibs are in mediocre form, their last two league games have consisted of a 2-0 loss to Aberdeen and a 1-0 win at Kilmarnock.
The last meeting between the two sides was in September, where Celtic eased to a 3-0 victory. Callum McGregor opened the scoring for Celtic in the 7th minute, with a left footed shot from outside the box. Albian Ajeti then made it 2-0 in the 34th minute, before Mohamed Elyounoussi sealed the win in the 78th minute.
Callum McGregor is a player to watch for Celtic, the central midfielder is the most consistent performer in their squad with an AMR of 7.70. McGregor has 3 goals and 2 assists so far this season.
Kevin Nisbet has been in fantastic form for Hibs this season, the centre forward has 7 goals and 1 assist in 11 games.
Hibernian have 3 injuries, Kyle Magennis, Lewis Stevenson and Scott Allan
Celtic have the 3 injuries as well, Christopher Jullien, James Forrest and Michael Johnson are all out.
Hibernian : 5 / 1
Draw : 7 / 2
Celtic : 6 / 11
Dundee United v Hamilton
Dundee United take on Hamilton Academical on Saturday afternoon, at Tannadice Park.
Dundee are unbeaten in their last 4 league games. United are having complications with the amount of goals scored this season, with just 10 goals in 14 league games.
Hamilton are in atrocious form, with no wins in their last 6 league games, not to mention their recent 8-0 defeat to Rangers.
The last time the two sides met was In September. The game ended 1-1. Dundee took the lead in the 4th minute from a Shankland strike, United led the fixture until the 75th minute where Hakeem Odoffin equaised.
Benjamin Siegrist has been in form for Dundee this season. The Swiss goalkeeper has 4 clean sheets so far for this term and has the highest AMR in the Dundee squad.
Scott Martin is the bright spark in a poor Hamilton team this season. The versatile midfielder has played 11 games for Academical this season and is the most consistent performer in the squad.
Dundee have just one injury, Logan Chalmers.
Hamilton have three players out, Charles Trafford, David Templeton and Jamie Hamilton are all unavailable for selection.
Dundee : 3/4
Draw : 3/1
Hamilton : 37/10
Rangers v Aberdeen
Rangers take on Aberdeen on Sunday at noon, at the Ibrox stadium.
Rangers are in fantastic form, currently sitting 1st in the division, the Bears have not lost a game all season.
Likewise Aberdeen are in good form at the moment, with no losses in the league since September.
The last time the two sides met was back in August. Rangers claimed all 3 points with a 21st minute strike from Ryan Kent.
James Tavernier has been outstanding for Rangers this season, the right back has scored more goals than most strikers, netting 8 times so far, not to mention his 6 assists and AMR of 8.19. Tavernier has also played a pivotal role in the Rangers defense that’s conceded just 3 goals all season.
Lewis Feguson is a player to watch for Aberdeen, the central midfielder has 8 goals and 2 assists so far this season, a highlight for Ferguson this season would have to be his man of the match performance in Aberdeen’s 3-3 draw to Celtic.
Rangers have 3 players injured for the fixture. George Edmundson, Jordan Jones and Nikola Katic.
Aberdeen have an extensive injury list, Dean Campbell, Dylan McGeouch, Jonathan Hayes, Marley Watkins and Tomas Cerny are all out.
Rangers : 1 / 3
Draw : 19 / 4
Aberdeen : 19 / 2