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First post split games beginning with 5 games on Saturday 10th of April then the Gers game on Sunday 11th.
 
Predictions in for Saturday 10th of April 14h45.

Saturday 10th April

    Celtic                                                       15:00                                    Livingston
    Hamilton Academical                             15:00                                    Dundee United
    Kilmarnock                                             15:00                                    Ross County
    Motherwell                                             15:00                                    St Mirren
    St Johnstone                                         15:00                                    Aberdeen

Sunday 11th April

    Rangers                                                  15:00                                    Hibernian

A reminder of the standings after week 33

Dug               109
Bastion         102
Boro Boy      100
Mak              094
Hairy            094
SP                084
Winston       067

And to help you in your predictions the SPL table after week 33

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/scottish-premiership/table

 

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16 minutes ago, sployal said:

 

Saturday 10th April

    Celtic                                                       15:00                                    Livingston 1
    Hamilton Academical                             15:00                                    Dundee United 2
    Kilmarnock                                             15:00                                    Ross County 1
    Motherwell                                             15:00                                    St Mirren 2
    St Johnstone                                         15:00                                    Aberdeen 2

Sunday 11th April

    Rangers                                                  15:00                                    Hibernian 1

 

 

 

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Saturday 10th April

    Celtic                                                       15:00                                    Livingston....................1
    Hamilton Academical                             15:00                                    Dundee United..............1
    Kilmarnock                                             15:00                                    Ross County..................1
    Motherwell                                             15:00                                    St Mirren........................1
    St Johnstone                                         15:00                                    Aberdeen.......................1

Sunday 11th April

    Rangers                                                  15:00                                    Hibernian......................1

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Saturday 10th April

Saturday 10th April

Celtic              15:00       Livingston 1

Hamilton      15:00      Dundee United 2

 Kilmarnock     15:00      Ross County 1

Motherwell      15:00        St Mirren x

 St Johnstone    15:00     Aberdeen 2

Sunday 11th April

Rangers              15:00         Hibernian 1

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6 minutes ago, Makdee said:

 

 

Saturday 10th April

Celtic              15:00       Livingston 1

Hamilton         15:00      Dundee United 2

 Kilmarnock     15:00      Ross County 1

Motherwell      15:00        St Mirren x

 St Johnstone    15:00     Aberdeen 2

Sunday 11th April

Rangers              15:00         Hibernian 1

Mak i can't see your predictions, please get them in darker script.

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13 minutes ago, Makdee said:

 

 

Saturday 10th April

Celtic              15:00       Livingston 1

Hamilton         15:00      Dundee United 2

 Kilmarnock     15:00      Ross County 1

Motherwell      15:00        St Mirren x

 St Johnstone    15:00     Aberdeen 2

Sunday 11th April

Rangers              15:00         Hibernian 1

How did you do that?.... 

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Saturday 10th April

    Celtic                                                       15:00                                    Livingston....................1
    Hamilton Academical                             15:00                                    Dundee United..............x
    Kilmarnock                                             15:00                                    Ross County..................1
    Motherwell                                             15:00                                    St Mirren........................2
    St Johnstone                                         15:00                                    Aberdeen.......................1

Sunday 11th April

    Rangers                                                  15:00                                    Hibernian......................1

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Saturday 10th April

    Celtic                                                       15:00                                    Livingston....................X
    Hamilton Academical                             15:00                                    Dundee United..............1
    Kilmarnock                                             15:00                                    Ross County..................1
    Motherwell                                             15:00                                    St Mirren........................2
    St Johnstone                                         15:00                                    Aberdeen.......................X

Sunday 11th April

    Rangers                                                  15:00                                    Hibernian......................1

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Results for week 34 of the super SPL fun predictor season 2020 - 2021 fellow members

Saturday 10th April

    Celtic                                                  15:00                        Livingston                           1
    Hamilton Academical                        15:00                        Dundee United                   2
    Kilmarnock                                         15:00                        Ross County                      X
    Motherwell                                         15:00                        St Mirren                            1
    St Johnstone                                     15:00                        Aberdeen                           2

Sunday 11th April

    Rangers                                              15:00                        Hibernian                           1

Results of week 34 by participants

SP 1 out of 6
Dug 3 out of 6
Bastion 4 out of 6
Hairy did not participate  
Mak 4 out of 6
Boro Boy 2 out of 6
Winston did not participate

The standings after week 34

Dug               112
Bastion         106
Boro Boy       102
Mak              098
Hairy            094
SP                085
Winston       067

Dug drops a point and is now only 6 points in the lead above Bastion, BB drops 2 points to Bastion, Mak creeping towards the mythic 100 points mark, sadly Hairy and Winston have bowed out and SP with 85 points must get the finger out to reach the century mark.

A few afters

Full time tims Livvy 6 - 0 no match report


Full time Accies D Utd 0 - 1

Hamilton Academical's Scottish Premiership relegation worries increased after a home defeat by Dundee United.

Marc McNulty was gifted an early opener and goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist made several good stops to keep the visitors in front.

Accies are now two points adrift at the foot of the table with relegation rivals Kilmarnock and Ross County drawing in Ayrshire.

Dundee United move into seventh place.

The hosts had 27 shots on goal, but Brian Rice's men could not find a leveller, with their winless run extended to eight games with just four left to play.

The Hamilton head coach was left to rue a freak accident that may rule first-choice goalkeeper Ryan Fulton out for the rest of the season this week. Kyle Gourlay started for the sixth time this season in his place but it was his mistake that led to the only goal.

A poor goal-kick rolled out to Jeando Fuchs, the midfielder teeing up McNulty for a simple finish six minutes in.

Aside from the goal, the home side made a bright start. Scott McMann had two chances with his first smartly saved by Siegrist after a Mark Reynolds deflection while a follow-up was beaten away by the Swiss keeper.

McMann was left cursing Siegrist again as the left-back tried his luck from 25 yards out, but the Dundee United goalkeeper did enough to parry safely.

The United keeper was kept busy throughout. Hakeem Odoffin, Kyle Munro and McMann all had good opportunities and Callachan missed the best of them, his lob from two yards landing on the roof of the net. That was before Ronan Hughes and Munro both missed further chances.

Hamilton continued to squander multiple openings to get back on level terms as United held on. The home attacks had calmed later in the match but Siegrist was still called upon on occasion, first to tip Odoffin's shot from outside the box by the post before he had to be mindful as Bruce Anderson's shot flew over the bar.

Man of the Match - Benjamin Siegrist

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Benjamin Siegrist made multiple saves for Dundee United and ensured his side claimed victory.

What did they say?

Hamilton Academical head coach Brian Rice:
"I am scratching my head as to how we didn't win the match. It's the best performance of the season from us by a long way, especially at home. We lost a sloppy goal but we responded fantastically.
"Some of the play was outstanding and I have a group of gutted lads in there. But there are a lot of positives to take. We couldn't put the ball in the net but I couldn't ask more from that. But we need to win games."

Dundee United manager Micky Mellon:
"We could've been better with the ball. We had seven chances we should have scored from. But it's a difficult place to come.
"We will continue to drive the players on. It's another valuable three points. At Dundee United you're expected to win every game. That's the ask and the drive of the fanbase and ourselves."

What's next?

Hamilton now have a 10-day wait until their next match, a home Lanarkshire derby with Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership. Dundee United travel to Forfar Athletic in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup next Friday (19:45 BST).


Full time Killie Ross County 2 - 2

Ross County fought back twice against Scottish Premiership relegation rivals Kilmarnock to maintain a one-point advantage over Tommy Wright's side.

In a frantic opening 16 minutes, Michael Gardyne cancelled out Chris Burke's volley before Mitch Pinnock restored the hosts' lead.

But Alex Iacovitti powered home a second-half header to earn County a deserved point.

The draw means the hosts remain 11th, while County stay 10th.

But defeat for Hamilton Academical at home to Dundee United means both sides increase their advantage on the league's bottom club.

Hamilton are now two points adrift of 11th-placed Kilmarnock, while John Hughes' men sit three points above the foot of the table.

The previous fixture between these sides last month served up a thriller, when County ran out 3-2 winners in Dingwall and it only took five minutes to realise this encounter would throw up more of the same.

Aaron McGowan's cross from the left could only be headed as far as the penalty spot by the County defence, allowing Burke to charge in unopposed and control a volley into Ross Laidlaw's bottom-right corner.

The lead would last less than two minutes, as Jason Naismith's punt upfield was won in the air by Billy Mckay, who provided Gardyne on the right of the box to cut inside his man and guide a neat finish low into the near corner.

But just over 10 minutes later, the pendulum would swing again. This time it was Zech Medley's turn to lump it forward, and once more County's defensive clearance wasn't far enough as Pinnock was able to control in the area and drive a shot through Laidlaw.

The visitors pushed for a leveller. Gardyne saw a strike drag narrowly wide before the break, as both Jordan White and Ross Draper went close with headers early in the second half.

However, Iacovitti would make no mistake when he outjumped everyone in the Kilmarnock box to power home the equaliser from Iain Vigurs' corner.

Either side could have won it, as Gardyne miscued an effort just past a post before Burke's low drive forced Laidlaw into a smart stop down to his right.

The hosts turned up the pressure in the closing stages, but Hughes' men held on to ensure they remain above the relegation play-off spot with four games to play.

Man of the match - Michael Gardyne

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So often the main man across his time at County, Gardyne again popped up with a crucial goal and could have potentially had a hat-trick on another day.

What did they say?

Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright:
"Fair play to both sides. It was competitive. We didn't impose ourselves on the game the way we would've liked.
"Ross County deserved to get back in the game. The character of the players isn't in question. The ability is there. I'd have just liked to see us play better for longer in the game."

Ross County manager John Hughes:
"We had to dig deep to come back and take something from the game. Credit to the players, they showed great spirit and willingness.
"I'm disappointed the three points aren't on the bus coming back with us to Dingwall. I felt we created a number of chances."

What's next?

Kilmarnock turn their attention to the Scottish Cup next Saturday (15:00 BST) when they welcome League One side Montrose, as County return to action on 21 April (19:45 BST) when they host St Mirren in the Premiership.


Full time Motherwell Buddies 1 - 0

Devante Cole's fourth goal in four games earned Motherwell a narrow win over St Mirren and all but secured their Scottish Premiership safety.

The ball deflected off the Englishman and into the net after Christopher Long's run and shot.

It came against the run of play in the second-half, and the usually reliable Jamie McGrath missed a penalty for St Mirren before the break.

Jim Goodwin's side drop to eighth after just a second loss in eight games.

Motherwell, meanwhile, remain ninth, two points behind St Mirren but crucially 11 points clear of bottom spot and nine off the relegation play-off place with four games left.

Both sides had their sights on finishing in seventh place, with neither St Mirren or Motherwell's Premiership status under serious threat given the nature of the split, where all the bottom sides play each other.

The lack of pressure was perhaps behind the free-flowing nature of the game as both sides enjoyed some good spells of play.

St Mirren, though, looked the more assured, but once again their lack of killer instinct cost them. They had drawn five of their previous seven matches before this fixture, which ultimately cost them a place in the top six and Goodwin will have been left frustrated once again.

McGrath, who has scored every penalty he has been presented with the season, seemed a safe bet to get them in front, but his tame effort was easily saved by Liam Kelly after Dylan Connolly was felled by Stephen O'Donnell.

The penalty decision came just three minutes after another strong spot-kick appeal from St Mirren, as Ilkay Durmus' cross was blocked by the outstretched arm of Robbie Crawford.

The missed penalty was the headline chance for the visitors, but there were others. Substitute Cammy MacPherson - who replaced the injured Ryan Flynn at the break - headed wide with the goal gaping as they chased an equaliser, while Conor McCarthy headed over in the first half, and McGrath was denied by a good block from Ricki Lamie after a fine move.

Jake Doyle-Hayes also failed to capitalise after a poor touch from O'Donnell seven yards from his own box.

But Motherwell were also a threat throughout. Long was slipped in by Allan Campbell after a lovely move and should have found the corner in the first half, and Campbell was also denied by Jak Alnwick after the break when Long returned the favour to tee him up after the break.

The home side lost striker Jordan Roberts to what looked like a serious knee injury, but that was the only blemish on a fine afternoon for Graham Alexander's side.

Man of the match - Christopher Long

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St Mirren's Jake Doyle-Hayes and Jamie McGrath were excellent, but Christopher Long was lively and his excellent run and shot teed up the winning goal.

What they said

Motherwell manager Graham Alexander:
"A brilliant win. Delighted with the team digging out a really important result and three points for us that adds on to our tally.
"It was a hard-fought game as we expected. But on chances, I thought we created the better chances and got the goal that separated the teams."

St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin:
"I'm struggling to believe that I'm standing here on the wrong side of the result. My players were excellent from the start of the game to the final minutes.
"It sums up our season really. The aim of the game is putting the ball in the back of the net. And that's where we've fallen short this season."

What's next?

Both sides switch their focus to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup with Motherwell hosting Greenock Morton on Saturday (15:00 BST), while St Mirren are also facing a Championship side at the same time, as Inverness Caledonian Thistle visit Paisley.


Full time St Johnstone Sheep 0 - 1

Aberdeen won away from home in the Scottish Premiership for the first time in nine attempts as they beat St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Jonny Hayes' early second-half goal was enough to break a run that stretches back to 20 December.

And, in Paul Sheerin's final match as interim boss before the arrival of Stephen Glass, it was a first away goal in seven league games.

The win moves Aberdeen to within four points of third-place Hibernian.

St Johnstone, who had a Shaun Rooney header come back off a post, stay in sixth place after their first defeat in seven games.

Despite a late win over Dumbarton in the Scottish Cup, and the imminent arrival of new manager Glass, Aberdeen remain a fragile side and St Johnstone looked to exploit that early.

Glenn Middleton's shot was blocked by Tommie Hoban, while Chris Kane really should have scored but blasted over from close-range with the goal at his mercy.

After that, there was not much to be enthused about from either side. One shot on target in the first 45 minutes told the story of the first half.

But the second half was a much more lively affair, with Aberdeen starting the better of the two sides.

Niall McGinn's cross was laid into the path of half-time substitute Fraser Hornby who just couldn't quite connect. But the pressure soon paid off.

Matty Kennedy drove inside and poked the ball forward for Hayes, who held off the defender and finished one-on-one past Zander Clark.

Aberdeen's confidence grew. Kennedy had a shot saved and Hornby headed just past as he searched for his first Dons goal.

But then it was the turn of St Johnstone to take control of the game.

Rooney's header rattled a post after rising above Aberdeen defender Jack Mackenzie. Then Hoban had to slide in to put off St Johnstone striker Stevie May in front of goal.

And goalkeeper Lewis had to stand strong to deny Ali McCann from close range as Aberdeen withstood the late pressure to take three points.

Man of the match - Niall McGinn

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Aberdeen's Niall McGinn had a number of good crosses and was at the heart of most of the visitors' attacking moves.

What did they say?

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson:
"I was actually really pleased with the attitude of the players. They've made the top six, they won the League Cup, today they could have said 'that's good' but their attitude was terrific. That final pass though could have been a bit better.
"I don't normally say this after a defeat - pleased with the performance but disappointed with the result. But I'll take that attitude from the players every week."

Aberdeen interim manager Paul Sheerin:
"It was a pleasing afternoon, a bit more frantic than I would have liked towards the end, but St Johnstone asked those questions and we managed to stand up to them.
"At half-time we tried to preach to them to make more forward runs and Jonny has got it spot on with the goal. We've worked hard as a group and I'm sure we'll continue to do that under the new manager."

What's next?

Aberdeen host Livingston in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup next Sunday (14:00 BST) in what should be Stephen Glass' first game in charge, before their next league game is at home to Celtic on Wednesday 21st (19:45).

St Johnstone welcome Clyde to Perth in the cup on Saturday (15:00), before hosting Rangers in the league the following Wednesday (19:00).


Full time Rangers Hibs 2 - 1

Rangers are four games from an unbeaten Scottish Premiership season after holding on for victory over Hibernian.

Joe Aribo's volley and a Ryan Kent strike were enough for Steven Gerrard's side, who secured the title last month with six matches to spare.

Kevin Nisbet's header halved the deficit in the closing stages.

But Hibs could not prevent Rangers extending their 100% home record in the league with a 17th win prior to a visit from Celtic in the Scottish Cup.

The visitors' first Premiership defeat in three leaves them with a four-point cushion on Aberdeen in the battle to finish third.

Hibs had already run Rangers close this season, with a 2-2 home draw followed by 1-0 defeats at Ibrox and Easter Road.

They limited the hosts in a low-key opening before Kemar Roofe slid home a delivery from his Rangers strike partner Alfredo Morelos, but he had strayed a yard offside.

Hibs' reprieve lasted barely a minute. After Ofir Marciano palmed away a Roofe header the visitors failed to clear their lines and when the ball fell to Aribo he lashed home an angled volley from six yards.

Rangers had conceded just two league goals at Ibrox this season, yet Hibs should have been level by half-time.

Nisbet was inches from an equaliser with a strike he sent whistling past the far post. Martin Boyle did likewise moments later, with Allan McGregor deemed to have tipped it wide.

And from the resultant corner Paul Hanlon had the best chance of the lot when he rose unmarked to put a header the wrong side of the post.

Gerrard's side were below their best, but doubled the lead with a terrific Kent strike. The winger darted along the edge of the box, leaving Joe Newell and Alex Gogic trailing, to arrow a drive past the helpless Marciano into the bottom corner.

McGregor parried a Boyle effort then tipped a 25-yard Nisbet free-kick away from the top corner as Hibs sought a response.

Ryan Porteous had a headed goal disallowed for a foul in the penalty area, but Jack Ross' men got the goal they deserved when Nisbet superbly glanced home a deep Paul McGinn cross.

Their push for an equaliser came to nothing as Rangers comfortably held out to ensure a winning warm-up for Saturday's Old firm showdown.

Man of the match - Ryan Kent

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The tireless winger put the game beyond Hibs with a quality strike.

What did they say?

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard:
"We deserved to take the lead. Joe controls his finish really well and then Ryan has scored a world-class goal. It's another contender for goal of the year.
"James [Tavernier] has again had a good couple of days and he's pushing hard to be involved at the weekend. We'll only do that if he is ready. He's been out too long for us to force that."

Hibs head coach Jack Ross:
"I got the opportunity to see the disallowed goal again and it's not a foul.
"Some decisions go for you, some don't. But I don't think anybody watching it would think it's a foul."

What's next?

Rangers host Celtic in the Scottish Cup on Saturday (16:00 BST), with Hibs also on fourth-round duty when they visit League 2 Stranraer (12:15).

And the SPL table after week 34

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/scottish-premiership/table

 

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