Scottish Premier League fixtures: Who will top this weekend? | Football news

It promises to be another exciting weekend in the Scottish Premiership with lots of stakes and two matches live on Sky Sports.

The cameras will be at Tony Macaroni Arena on Sunday when Livingston hosts Hearts before attention turns to Tannadice Park when Celtic take on Dundee United.

Rangers can close the gap to the lead, at least for 24 hours, when they face St Johnstone at Ibrox on Saturday.

And at Easter Road, Hibernian took on Aberdeen alongside Lee Johnson and Jim Goodwin under pressure to turn the tide of his team.

Here we take a look at what is at stake…

What is Live on Sky Sports?

Sunday January 29 12:30pm

Starts 1:30pm

There are two games to look forward to live on Sky Sports this Sunday.

Making their first appearance at 1:30pm, Livingston will aim to continue their good form to close the gap on third-placed Hearts to just three points.

David Martindale’s side are unbeaten in their last four Premier League matches but face a tough test against Robbie Neilson’s army.

Hearts have not lost a game since early November and go on to compete in European football next season.

Sunday January 29 at 3:30pm

Starts at 4:00pm

Attention will then turn to Tannadice Park at 4pm when Dundee United take on Celtic.

Ange Postecoglou’s side beat United 9-0 the last time the two sides met in Tayside, but United have found form and have lost just one game since the World Cup break.

If they produce a shock, it will end Celtic’s impressive 16-match unbeaten run in the league.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee United and Celtic.

Will Michael Beale’s undefeated reign continue before St Johnstone?

PERTH, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 21: Rangers' Alfredo Morelos (left) and Adam Montgomery of St Johnstone during the Scottish Cup 4th Round match between St Johnstone and Rangers at McDiarmid Park, on January 21, 2023, in Perth , Scotland.  (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Team)
Rangers knocked St Johnstone out of the Scottish Cup a week ago

Rangers are yet to lose a game since the new manager took charge and know Saturday’s win will cut Celtic’s top spot to six points, in at least 24 hours.

Todd Cantwell becomes manager’s first signing when he joins from Norwich and he could show up at Ibrox.

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Midfielder Todd Cantwell is determined to make his mark at Rangers after becoming Michael Beale’s first signing.

A trip to Govan may not be ideal for Callum Davidson as he wants to turn the tide of St Johnstone.

They lost to Rangers in the Scottish Cup a week ago and a 4-2 defeat to Livingston in their final Scottish Premier League game, leaving them without a win since mid-December.

Perth’s side are now just four points above the relegation play-off spot – Saturday’s defeat could see that team cut to just one point.

Can Goodwin take the big win after the Scottish Cup humiliation?

Jim Goodwin's position is increasingly under pressure after winning only one of eight games following a loss to Darvel
Jim Goodwin’s position comes under increasing pressure following Aberdeen’s Scottish Cup defeat to Darvel

Aberdeen’s manager, Jim Goodwin, remains in charge of their trip to the Hibernian but has been warned there must be an “immediate reaction” to the shock defeat to Darvel in the National Cup.

The Dons board had a “full and frank meeting” with the manager after picking up a win in nine games.

He is not assured of his future beyond their clash with Hibs with Lee Johnson also under increasing pressure.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 2: Hibernian coach Lee Johnson during the Premiership cinch match between Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian at Tynecastle, on January 2, 2023, in Edinburgh, Scotland.  (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Team)
Lee Johnson still under pressure at Hibs

The Easter Road home team lost to Hearts in the National Cup last weekend, which means they have only won 2 of the last 10 matches.

A win for the home team would put them ahead of Aberdeen for fourth place.

Will the struggling Motherwell put an end to St Mirren’s impressive unbeaten run at home?

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Highlights of the Scottish Premier League match between St Mirren and Motherwell.

St Mirren has only lost once at SMiSA Stadium this season, and that was on the opening weekend against Motherwell.

Stephen Robinson’s side entered Saturday’s game after successive away defeats dropped them out of the top six on goal difference.

Pressure is mounting on Motherwell’s manager Steven Hammell as they look for their first win since October.

If they can’t end that bad streak this weekend, they may have to drop to the relegation play-off position.

Who will win the basement battle?

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Highlights from the Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Ross County.

The bottom two teams meet in Dingwall on Saturday when Ross County takes on Kilmarnock.

County have scored the fewest goals (15) in the Premiership this season and Malky Mackay has moved to address the issue as strikers Eamonn Brophy and Josh Stones move to Dingwall on loan from St Mirren and Wigan respectively. .

St Mirren forward Eamonn Brophy has joined Ross County on loan
St Mirren forward Eamonn Brophy has joined Ross County on loan

It was a tough January for Killie with league defeats to Celtic and Rangers plus a League Cup semi-final loss to Postecoglou’s side.

Saturday’s win could move them up to ninth in the standings if other results go their way.

Scottish Premier League & SWPL on Sky Sports

Sky Sports will broadcast Scottish Premier League and Scottish Women's Premier League
Sky Sports will broadcast Scottish Premier League and Scottish Women’s Premier League

Sky Sports – This season up to 48 Premier League matches will be available on Sky Sports’ flagship channels, including Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, plus at least five SWPL matches. From 2024/25, up to 60 cinch Premiership will be streamed live on Sky Sports, in addition to SWPL.

Sky Sports News – Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Scottish football fans can enjoy Sky Sports News’ (channel 409) constant editorial coverage of the Premiership and SWPL cinch throughout the season.

digital sports sky – Follow all the latest Scottish football news on and the app, including features and exclusive interviews, plus dedicated live blog news, in-game clips from matches Live matches on Sky Sports and highlights for free.

Social Sports Sky – In addition to the tournament’s coverage and visibility on all major Sky Sports social media channels, a tailor-made Twitter channel @ScotlandSky will continue to be the home of all Scottish football content on Sky Sports.

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