Scottish Premiership matches: Who will emerge victorious this weekend? | football news

The Scottish Premiership is already living up to its hype with entertaining games, plenty of goals and of course talking points.

Last weekend alone there were 23 goals in the top flight as it’s shaping up to be another competitive campaign at both ends of the table.

Here, we take a look at what’s at stake this weekend…

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Hibernian vs. Rangers
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Rangers have made a perfect start to their Scottish Premiership campaign and visit Hibernian, live on sky sports soccerfollowing a 2-2 draw with PSV Eindhoven that kept their Champions League dream alive.

Lee Johnson’s team has had mixed results so far and hasn’t been able to win since the first day of the season.

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side were dominant in their performances against Easter Road’s side in the top flight last season, winning all three meetings. However, they lost 3-1 in the League Cup.

Will the county or Killie break the deadlock?

DINGWALL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 6: Ross County Manager Malky Mackay during a Ross County vs Celtic Premiership match at the Global Energy Stadium on August 6, 2022 in Dingwall, Scotland.  (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group)
Ross County is currently bottom of the league without a point

Neither club have managed to win a league game in their first three games, giving both a great opportunity to turn their fortunes around.

Kilmarnock had a rough time against Celtic last weekend, conceding five goals, while Malky Mackay’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat at St Mirren.

A win could see Derek McInnes’ team move up into the top half of the table, a sign of how close things are in the early stages of the campaign.

Can Dundee Utd find form against St Mirren?

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Jack Ross reflects on Hearts loss and what needs to change against St Mirren

Dundee United will try to secure their first win of the season when they host St Mirren.

Jack Ross’s side suffered a 4-1 loss to Hearts last weekend following their European exit, while the Saints claimed a 1-0 win at home to Ross County.

United need to find some consistency if they are to build on last season’s success.

Can Motherwell Seal Back-to-Back Wins?

PAISLEY, SCOTLAND - JULY 31: Motherwell chief executive Alan Burrows (L) and manager Steven Hammell (R) at full time during a Premiership match between St. Mirren and Motherwell at the SMiSA Stadium, the July 31, 2022, in Paisley, Scotland.  (Photo by Sammy Turner/SNS Group)
Stevie Hammell looks to guide Motherwell to their first home win of the season

Only goal difference separates Motherwell and Livingston in the table, with the Fir Park side seeking their first home win of the season.

Both clubs have won two of their first three games and know Saturday’s win could lift them up to second place in the table.

Motherwell will go into this one with confidence as they are unbeaten against Livi in ​​their last six meetings.

Will Saints or Dons bounce back?

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St Johnstone struggled against Rangers at Ibrox

Both St Johnstone and Aberdeen have three points from their opening three games.

The hosts come into the game after a tough 4-0 loss against Rangers, while the Dons were also beaten in a five-goal thriller against Motherwell.

Whichever side wins, they could be pushed up to fourth place in the table.

Are Hearts ready for a trip to Celtic?

ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 18: Adrian Guerrero of FC Zurich makes it 1-1 during a UEFA Europa League play-off match between FC Zurich and Heart of Midlothian at Kybunpark on August 18, 2022 in St Gallen, Switzerland.  (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group)
Hearts suffered a 2-1 loss to FC Zurich in midweek

Celtic have started the new season with intent, winning their first three games in some flair. He has scored 10 goals and conceded just one as he looks to retain the title.

Hearts have two wins and a draw in the league so far and showed their flair last weekend at Tannadice Park with a 4-1 victory over Dundee United.

Robbie Neilson’s side have been in action in the Europa League this week, narrowly losing the first leg of their play-off against FC Zurich 2-1. That match also saw Craig Halkett injured, with the defender leaving the ground on crutches.

He is the only absentee for Sunday’s match, while Ange Postecoglou welcomes back Reo Hatate after the midfielder missed the last two league games.

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