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Scottish Premiership fixtures, top scorers and everything you need to know

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The Scottish Premiership is the top tier of Scottish football. First formed in 1890 as the Scottish Football League, Scotland’s top tier has been renamed several times in the intervening period – having been known simply as the Scottish Premier League between 1998 and 2013. 

Contested by 12 teams each year, a typical Scottish Premiership season runs for 38 games, with the league splitting into two separate halves after 33 games. At this point, the top six teams play their remaining fixtures against each other, with the same set-up applied to the bottom six. Read on for our Scottish Premiership profile – everything you need to know rundown.


Scottish Premiership standings

With 37 games played of the Scottish Premiership 2023/24 campaign so far, Celtic are top of the table with 90 points, leading rivals Rangers in second place by three points on 84. Hearts currently sit third with 67 points, with Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Dundee filling out the rest of the top six, with 55 points, 47 points and 41 points respectively.

In the bottom six of the Scottish Premiership table, Aberdeen lead the way with 47 points, with Hibs behind on 45. Motherwell are next with 43 points, after which Ross County, St Johnstone and Livingston follow on 34 points, 32 points and 24 points respectively.


Scottish Premiership fixtures

The full list of Scottish Premiership fixtures that remain for the 2023/24 campaign can be found on the SPFL’s official website, however The Celtic Way covers the remaining Celtic fixtures exclusively.

Here is the full list Scottish Premiership fixtures across the country for the upcoming, and final, Matchday 38.

Saturday, May 18

Celtic v St Mirren, 12:30pm
Dundee v Kilmarnock, 12:30pm
Hearts v Rangers, 12.30pm

Sunday, May 19

Livingston v Hibernian, 3pm
Motherwell v St. Johnstone, 3pm   
Ross County v Aberdeen, 3pm       


Scottish Premiership top scorers

The Scottish Premiership top scorers list for the 2023/24 campaign has not been short of contenders across the board, with an impressive 560 goals scored up and down the country as of Matchday 36. Here are the Scottish Premiership top scorers top 10:

1. Lawrence Shankland (Hearts) 23 goals; 4 assists in 36 games 

2. Matt O’Riley (Celtic) 17 goals; 13 assists in 36 games

3. James Tavernier (Rangers) 17 goals; 9 assists in 37 games

4. Cyriel Dessers (Rangers) 16 goals; 3 assists in 34 games
=4. Bojan Miovski (Aberdeen) 16 goals; 2 assists in 37 games

= 6. Theo Bair (Motherwell) 15 goals; 6 assists in 37 games

7. Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic) 13 goals; 5 assists in 37 games
= 7. Simon Murray (Ross County) 13 goals; 4 assists in 36 games

9. Abdallah Sima (Rangers) 11 goals; 2 assists in 24 games 

10. Blair Spittal (Motherwell) 9 goals; 11 assists in 36 games 
= 10. Luke McCowan (Dundee) 9 goals; 5 assists in 36 games
= 10. Kyle Vassell (Kilmarnock) 9 goals; 3 assists in 35 games
= 10. Myziane Maolida (Hibs) 9 goals; 2 assists in 17 games
= 10. Marley Watkins (Kilmarnock) 9 goals; 2 assist in 34 games


Scottish Premiership games – how many are there? 

There are 38 Scottish Premiership games per season. After 33 games, the league table is split into two halves, with each set of six teams playing only against each other; one half vying for the championship, the other playing to avoid relegation. 


 When is the next Celtic v Rangers game? 

Celtic and Rangers have played four times in the Scottish Premiership this season already. 

The sides will play each other once more this domestic campaign in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park on Saturday, May 25 at 3pm

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