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Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Saturday December 30

Aberdeen (2) v Hearts (5)

Striker Nicky Maynard is set to return from illness for Aberdeen. Defender Andrew Considine and attacker Greg Stewart should recover from knocks picked up in the 1-0 win over Partick Thistle at Pittodrie on Wednesday night.

Hearts have suffered further injury problems. Jamie Walker (knee), Prince Buaben (groin), Rafal Grzelak (knock), Connor Randall (broken hand) and Ross Calachan (knock) will all miss out after sustaining injuries in the goalless draw against Hibernian on Wednesday. Michael Smith will return having suffered a back injury earlier in the week.

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

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

Top scorers: Adam Rooney (Aberdeen) 6; Kyle Lafferty (Hearts) 11

Match odds: H 4-6 A 4-1 D 11-4

Referee: John Beaton (Scotland)

Celtic (1) v Rangers (3)

Celtic winger Jonny Hayes is likely to miss the rest of the season after breaking his leg in the 2-0 win over Dundee on Boxing Day. The Irishman has been added to boss Brendan Rodgers' injury list although Scott Sinclair returns after recovering from a knock. Tom Rogic and Patrick Roberts are also out.

Rangers boss Graeme Murty is hoping midfielder Ryan Jack will pull through from a knee injury. Eduardo Herrera should also be available despite suffering a facial knock in another clash with Kipre while Josh Windass returns from suspension. Lee Wallace is out (groin).

Last season: Rangers 1 Celtic 5, Celtic 1 Rangers 1 Rangers 1 Celtic 2, Celtic 5 Rangers 1

Last five league matches: Celtic W L W W W; Rangers W W L L W

Top scorers: Scott Sinclair (Celtic) 16; Alfredo Morelos (Rangers) 12

Match odds: H 1-3 A 15-2 D 19-5

Referee: Bobby Madden (Scotland)

Hibernian (4) v Kilmarnock (7)

Neil Lennon could be without two of his key attacking threats. Brandon Barker has been ruled out with a knee injury suffered against Hearts on Wednesday, while Martin Boyle faces a late fitness test after taking a knock to his ankle. Marvin Bartley is expected to feature despite a dead leg.

Kilmarnock winger Greg Kiltie will be put into cold storage until after the winter break after a seven-month lay-off with a broken ankle. Dom Thomas and Dean Hawkshaw are doubtful because of sickness.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

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

Top scorers: Simon Murray (Hibernian) 14; Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock) 11

Match odds: H 4-5 A 16-5 D 13-5

Referee: Alan Muir (Scotland)

Motherwell (8) v Hamilton (9)

Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson will be without suspended captain Carl McHugh, but the Fir Park manager is hopeful Richard Tair (knee), Peter Hartley (foot) and Charles Dunne (calf) will all be available for Accies visit despite sitting out training on Friday. Preston-bound Louis Moult remains out with a hamstring injury.

Hamilton defender Ioannis Skondras serves the final game of an initial two-match suspension - although he may have that ban extended. Defender Georgios Sarris has been told he played his last game for the club and striker Antonio Rojano has a knock and will be assessed.

Last season: Hamilton 0 Motherwell 1, Motherwell 0 Hamilton 0 Hamilton 1 Motherwell 1, Motherwell 4 Hamilton 2

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

Top scorers: Louis Moult (Motherwell) 14; Rakish Bingham & David Templeton (Hamilton) 4

Match odds: H 21-20 A 12-5 D 5-2

Referee: Andrew Dallas (Scotland)

Partick (12) v Ross County (11)

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald hopes his injury problems are easing. The Jags had nine players out for the loss at Aberdeen but could see Kris Doolan (knee), Chris Erskine (calf) and Martin Woods (muscle strain) return in time for the visit of the Staggies.

Ross County captain Andrew Davies is rated as a major doubt with a knee injury after landing awkwardly against St Johnstone. Sean Kelly has been out for three matches with a knock but has returned to training.

Last season: Partick 2 Ross County 1, Ross County 1 Partick 3 Partick 1 Ross County 1

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

Top scorers: Blair Spittal (Partick) 7; Craig Curran (Ross County) 9

Match odds: H 23-20 A 23-10 D 23-10

Referee: Stephen Finnie (Scotland)

St Johnstone (6) v Dundee (10)

St Johnstone will be without three experienced midfielders. Paul Paton (knock) and Murray Davidson (ankle) are still injured while Liam Craig is suspended. Chris Millar will be assessed after playing two games in five days but the 34-year-old came through them without any problems. Brian Easton is fit again.

Dundee defender Josh Meekings is a doubt. Meekings suffered a foot injury against Celtic on Boxing Day during the 50-50 which saw his former Inverness team-mate, Jonny Hayes, break his leg. Roarie Deacon (thigh) is expected to miss out again along with long-term absentees James McPake and Craig Wighton.

Last season: St Johnstone 2 Dundee 0, Dundee 3 St Johnstone 0 St Johnstone 2 Dundee 1

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

Top scorers: Steven MacLean & Michael O'Halloran (St Johnstone) 5; Sofien Moussa (Dundee) 8

Match odds: H 1-1 A 13-5 D 12-5

Referee: William Collum (Scotland)

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