There is plenty of intrigue in the final round of Scottish league games before the international break.
After last weekend’s games were postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the league is back in action with plenty of talking points in every game.
Rangers are without a goal in September and know they need to find their form again against Dundee United to stop Celtic having the chance to go further when they head to St Mirren on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football.
Lee Johnson returns to the Hibs dugout as they host Aberdeen, Kilmarnock head to Livingston, St Johnstone face Ross County and Motherwell look to finish Hearts’ high at Fir Park.
Here’s a look at what’s at stake this weekend…
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Celtic travel to St Mirren on Sunday to maintain their 100% start to their Scottish Premiership defense, live Sky Sports Football.
Anze Postecoglou’s side missed chances to beat Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday night, but the same cannot be said in the league.
They have scored 25 goals and conceded just one as they have a five-point lead at the top of the table.
St Mirren suffered a shock 3-0 defeat at St Johnstone in their last match on the back of a three-game winning streak.
The friends held Celtic to a goalless draw in Paisley last season, can they end this season’s dominance on Sunday?
Will the Rangers get back to winning ways?
It’s been a forgettable September for Rangers so far with defeat to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership followed by Champions League defeats to Ajax and Napoli.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side are without a goal so far this month, but have conceded 11.
Allan McGregor could continue in goal after Jon McLaughlin’s injury. Will Alfredo Morleos start or will Antonio Colak start up front as they look to find an answer to their attacking woes?
Liam Fox remains in charge of Dundee United as they head to Ibrox to cause an upset and get their first win of the season.
It’s a massive game for both sides at Ibrox.
Can Hibs make it back-to-back wins at Easter Road?
While there is only a two-point difference between the two sides, Aberdeen sit four places above Hibs in the Scottish Premiership table.
Lee Johnson returns to the Easter Road dugout following surgery as they aim to make it back-to-back home wins.
The Dons go into the match sitting third in the table having lost just one of their last five games.
It was a disappointing 1-1 draw in their game after back-to-back wins and that will be something Jim Goodwin’s side will be keen to rectify this weekend.
Will Ross County get their first away win of the season?
Ross County travel to St Johnstone on Saturday hoping to get their first win on the road.
If they can do that, they can outscore their opponents as they look to avoid being swept so early in the season.
Callum Davidson’s side pulled off a shock 3-0 win over St Mirren in their last game and will be looking to make it back-to-back wins as they aim to avoid another season in a relegation battle.
Can Kilmarnock keep a clean sheet?
Only Dundee United have conceded more goals so far this season than Kilmarnock.
Still without a clean sheet since their return to the top flight, Killie also travel to Livingston on Saturday looking for their first away win.
Livingstone are currently seventh in the Scottish Premiership and stunned Hearts with a 1-0 win in their last game.
David Martindale’s side can make it four wins from seven in the international break tomorrow, keeping them on course for the top-six finish the manager is desperate to achieve this season.
Will Hearts’ high ECL help at Fir Park?
It’s been a good week for Hearts and they’ll be looking to carry that into Sunday’s game against Motherwell.
Just a week ago, Robbie Neilson’s side suffered their sixth defeat in seven games when they were beaten 4-0 by Istanbul Basaksehir in the Europa Conference League.
On Thursday they beat RSF 2-0 away to start their European campaign.
They head to Fir Park to face a Motherwell side who are fifth in the Scottish Championship and look rejuvenated under new manager Stevie Hammell.
Striker Louis Moult has returned to the club on loan and is set to feature against Hearts.
Can he show the class that made him a firm fans’ favorite during his final year at Lanarkshire?
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