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Scottish Premiership guide – fixtures, top scorers and all you need to know

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Rangers has won the Scottish league championship a record 55 times, and is therefore the most successful team in the country. 

First formed as the Scottish Football League in 1890, Scotland’s flagship football tier has been renamed several times, having been known simply as the Scottish Premier League between 1998 and 2013. Again, with its 55 titles, Rangers has won more Scottish league titles than any other club; with Celtic in second with 53, and Aberdeen after that with four titles.

Contested by 12 teams each year (since 2000; 10 teams prior), 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 all the latest Scottish Premiership news and everything you need to know.


Scottish Premiership standings

With 35 games played of the Scottish Premiership 2023/24 campaign so far, Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic are top of the table with 84 points, with Philippe Clement‘s Rangers in second place by three points on 81. Hearts currently sit third with 63 points, with Kilmarnock, St Mirren and Dundee filling out the rest of the top six, with 52 points, 46 points and 41 points respectively.

In the bottom six of the Scottish Premiership table, Hibernian lead the way with 42 points, with Aberdeen behind on 41. Motherwell are next with 40 points, after which Ross County, St Johnstone and Livingston follow on 33 points, 31 points and 21 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, while the Rangers Review details the remaining Rangers fixtures

Here is the full list Scottish Premiership fixtures across the country for the upcoming Matchday 35.

Saturday, May 11

Celtic vs Rangers, 12.30pm
Hearts vs Dundee, 3pm
Livingston vs St Johnstone, 3pm
Ross County vs Motherwell, 3pm
St Mirren vs Kilmarnock, 3pm

Sunday, May 12

Hibernian vs 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 35. Here are the Scottish Premiership top scorers top 10:

1. Lawrence Shankland (Hearts) 21 goals; 4 assists in 34 games 

2. James Tavernier (Rangers) 17 goals; 9 assists in 35 games

3. Theo Bair (Motherwell) 15 goals; 4 assists in 35 games
=3. Bojan Miovski (Aberdeen) 15 goals; 2 assists in 35 games

5. Matt O’Riley (Celtic) 14 goals; 12 assists in 34 games
= 5. Cyriel Dessers (Rangers) 14 goals; 3 assists in 32 games

7. Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic) 13 goals; 5 assists in 35 games

8. Simon Murray (Ross County) 12 goals; 4 assists in 34 games

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

10. Luke McCowan (Dundee) 9 goals; 5 assists in 34 games
= 10. Marley Watkins (Kilmarnock) 9 goals; 1 assist in 33 games


How many Scottish Premiership games 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 Rangers v Celtic game? 

The next Celtic v Rangers game is at Celtic Park on Saturday, May 11 at 12.30pm in the sides’ fourth encounter of the Scottish Premiership 2023/24 campaign. The sides then play each other again in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park on Saturday, May 25 at 3pm

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