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Beat The Bookie: Scottish Premiership: all this weekend's soccer stats, news, form, top scorers and betting odds

Saturday, November 4

Hamilton (8) v Aberdeen (2)

Hamilton boss Martin Canning's injury worries have been eased with the return of several key players. David Templeton and Gary Woods have already made a first-team return, while Grant Gillespie and Danny Redmond are both back training.

Ali Crawford and Georgios Sarris (both knee) are around a week away from fitness, but Massimo Donati serves a one-match suspension and Louis Longridge has joined Falkirk on loan.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has a full squad available for the match. McInnes had concerns over Ryan Christie, Scott Wright and Stevie May following Saturday's victory over Ross County but all three trained on Thursday and will travel to Lanarkshire.

Last season: Hamilton 1 Aberdeen 0, Aberdeen 2 Hamilton 1, Hamilton 1 Aberdeen 0

Last five league matches: Hamilton L L L D W; Aberdeen W W W L W

Top scorers (all competitions): Rakish Bingham (Hamilton) 4; Ryan Christie & Adam Rooney (Aberdeen) 4

Match odds: H 4-1 D 3-1 A 13-20

Referee: Nick Walsh (Scotland)

Hibernian (3) v Dundee (12)

Anthony Stokes returns to the Hibernian squad after recovering from an ankle knock. Steven Whittaker (pelvis) will be assessed after missing the Kilmarnock win due to concerns over the pitch and John McGinn is fit despite a thigh problem but Danny Swanson (knee) is out.

Dundee captain Darren O'Dea is unlikely to return as the centre-back continues to struggle with concussion after suffering a head injury against Motherwell. Manager Neil McCann is likely to call on Scott Allan again after a spell out injured, with the midfielder completing a full return to training.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Hibernian D L W W W; Dundee W L L L L

Top scorers (all competitions): Simon Murray (Hibernian) 12; Sofien Moussa (Dundee) 6

Match odds: H 2-5 D 17-5 A 15-2

Referee: John Beaton (Scotland)

Rangers (4) v Partick (10)

Rangers defender Bruno Alves is back from suspension and midfielder Ryan Jack is available after the red card he picked up against Kilmarnock was rescinded. Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has recovered from an arm injury but defenders Lee Wallace (groin) and Fabio Cardoso (broken nose), and midfield pair Graham Dorrans (ankle) and Jordan Rossiter (knee) remain out.

Chris Erskine is the latest injury doubt for Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald.

The midfielder suffered a calf problem in training last week and missed the win over St Johnstone. Martin Woods made his debut off the bench against Saints, but Stuart Bannigan, Callum Booth, Mustapha Dumbuya (all knee), Christie Elliott (ankle) and Abdul Osman (shoulder) are all out.

Last season: Partick 1 Rangers 2, Rangers 2 Partick 0, Partick 1 Rangers 2, Rangers 2 Partick 0

Last five league matches: Rangers L W W D W; Partick L L W D W

Top scorers (all competitions): Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) 8; Blair Spittal (Partick) 6

Match odds: H 1-3 D 19-5 A 17-2

Referee: William Collum (Scotland)

Ross County (9) v Motherwell (5)

Ross County are hopeful over the fitness of captain Andrew Davies after the defender missed the defeat by Aberdeen with a neck spasm. Goalkeeper Scott Fox (thigh) is out for another six weeks but Christopher Routis is pushing for a start after making a comeback from a hamstring injury late on against Aberdeen.

Motherwell defender Steven Hammell is a doubt after suffering a knock in an under-20s game while fellow defender Ellis Plummer (hamstring) is also struggling. Under-20s defender Barry Maguire has been added to the squad for the trip to Dingwall.

Last season: Motherwell 0 Ross County 1, Ross County 1 Motherwell 2, Motherwell 4 Ross County 1, Ross County 1 Motherwell 1

Last five league matches: Ross County W L W D L; Motherwell L W W W L

Top scorers (all competition): Craig Curran (Ross County) 6; Louis Moult (Motherwell) 11

Match odds: H 7-5 D 5-2 A 9-5

Referee: Euan Anderson (Scotland)

St Johnstone (6) v Celtic (1)

St Johnstone could be without five players for the visit of Celtic. Brian Easton, who is awaiting the results of a scan on an injured knee, is definitely out along with Chris Millar, who pulled up with a groin problem in training. Murray Davidson is extremely doubtful with a knock, while Stefan Scougall (Achilles) and Michael O"Halloran (ankle) have an outside chance of playing.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has no new injury worries. Winger Patrick Roberts is sidelined for a few weeks with a hamstring injury. Anthony Ralston remains out with a knee problem while fellow defenders Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko are still working their way back from respective hamstring and knee injuries.

Last season: Celtic 4 St Johnstone 1, St Johnstone 2 Celtic 5, Celtic 1 St Johnstone 0, St Johnstone 2 Celtic 4

Last five league matches: St Johnstone L L L D L; Celtic W D W W D

Top scorers (all competitions): Michael O'Halloran (St Johnstone) 5; Scott Sinclair (Celtic) 11

Match odds: H 10-1 D 5-1 A 1-4

Referee: Bobby Madden (Scotland)

Sunday, November 5

Hearts (7) v Kilmarnock (11)

Don Cowie is set to return for Hearts to ease their midfield troubles after missing the last three matches with a calf injury. Jamie Walker suffered a hamstring injury in the defeat to Rangers but should return after the international break, while Connor Randall, Prince Buaben, Arnaud Djoum and Aaron Hughes are also nearing a return but Malaury Martin and Ashley Smith-Brown are both missing.

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has doubts over three players as Rory McKenzie, Chris Burke and Dom Thomas did not train with the squad on Friday due to knocks. Iain Wilson (knee), Gary Dicker (stomach), Greg Kiltie (ankle) and Steven Smith (back) remain out.

Last season: Kilmarnock 0 Hearts 0, Hearts 4 Kilmarnock 0, Kilmarnock 2 Hearts 0

Last five league matches: Hearts L W W L L; Kilmarnock L W D D L

Top scorers (all competitions): Kyle Lafferty (Hearts) 9; Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) 5

Match odds: H 4-5 D 13-5 A 10-3

Referee: Kevin Clancy (Scotland)

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