Ian Crocker and Andy Walker's Scottish Premiership Predictor
By Sky Sports Scotland
Last Updated: 14/10/17 8:00am
Does being a Scotland fan go hand in hand with disappointment? It seems to have done for the last 20 years or so.
Just when it looked like the national side would reach the first play-off for a major finals since 2003, a somewhat familiar Scotland performance in Slovenia dashed all hopes of World Cup qualification.
The latest failure to qualify for a major finals has cost Gordon Strachan his job after the Scottish FA decided the national team needed "fresh impetus" going forward.
So can your club help you get over Sunday's frustration with a Scottish Premiership win this weekend?
Sky Sports' Scottish football commentary team of Ian Crocker & Andy Walker give their take on the weekend's fixtures and the players to look out for.
Celtic v Dundee - Saturday 3pm
Celtic 3-0 Dundee
Key Player - Scott Sinclair
Dynamic forward who was on the bench against Hibs but could be back in the starting line-up here.
Celtic 2-1 Dundee
Key Player - Callum McGregor
Didn't get to make his Scotland debut but only a matter of time before he does.Opta Stats
Celtic have lost just one of their 38 Scottish Premiership matches against Dundee (W30 D7). However, this defeat did come at Celtic Park back in 2001 (0-2).
Dundee have lost 21 of their last 26 games against Celtic in the league, winning none (D5).
Of Dundee's last nine league trips to Celtic Park, they have scored just two goals, conceding a total of 28 (3.1 goals conceded per game).
Celtic are currently unbeaten in 47 Scottish Premiership matches (W41 D6).
Only half (five) of Dundee's league goals this season (10) have come from open play (three corners, two penalties).
Hamilton Accies v Motherwell - Saturday 3pm
Hamilton Accies 1-3 Motherwell
Key Player - Louis Moult
What a start to the season for the Motherwell striker, if he stays fit my old club could end up in the top half of the table.
Hamilton Accies 0-2 Motherwell
Key Player - Louis Moult
An exceptional start to the season and could make the difference on derby day in Lanarkshire.
Motherwell are unbeaten in their last three trips to New Douglas Park (W2 D1) keeping two clean sheets.
Hamilton have lost each of their last four Scottish Premiership matches, conceding 12 goals (three goals per game) - three of those defeats have come at New Douglas.
The Steelmen have won four of their last six league games (D1 L1), however, none of these victories have come away from home.
Motherwell striker Louis Moult has scored five goals in his last six league matches. Four of his five have come during the second half.
Hibernian v Aberdeen - Saturday 3pm
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Key Player - Steven Whittaker
If Hibs tighten up defensively, they can push for a top-four spot.
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Key Player - John McGinn
Another who'll be raring to go after sitting on the international bench.
Hibs have failed to beat the Dons in their last seven attempts (D2 L5). In fact, they are without a home victory against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership for nine matches (D4 L5).
Hibs have failed to win eight of their last nine home matches (W1 D3 L5), and have conceded in 13 straight games at Easter Road.
Aberdeen have kept six consecutive away clean sheets against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership. In fact, they have only conceded two goals in their last eight league trips to Easter Road.
The Dons have won eight of their last nine matches on the road (D1), scoring 26 and conceding seven during this spell.
Partick Thistle v Kilmarnock - Saturday 3pm
Partick Thistle 2-1 Kilmarnock
Key Player - Connor Sammon
In the bottom of the table clash, Thistle need big performances from guys like Sammon.
Partick Thistle 1-1 Kilmarnock
Key Player - Blair Spittal
He has added goals to creativity lately.
Partick and Kilmarnock have met 22 times in the Scottish Premiership, with the Jags claiming just four victories (D10 L8); however, Partick are currently on a seven-game unbeaten run against Kilmarnock in the competition (W2 D5).
Of their 10 Scottish Premiership away visits to Partick, Kilmarnock have lost just once (W2 D7).
Both Partick and Kilmarnock are still yet to win a league match this season, the only two sides in the Scottish Premiership yet to do so.
The Jags are currently on a winless run of 14 league matches (D4 L10) that has seen them concede 34 goals (2.4 goals per game).
Ross County v Hearts - Saturday 3pm
Ross County 1-1 Hearts
Key Player - Scott Fox
Back to his reliable self after high profile embarrassing mistake against Rangers.
Ross County 1-2 Hearts
Key Player - Isma Goncalves
Could prove a handful in the Highlands.
The Staggies have only beaten Hearts once at home in the Scottish Premiership (P6 W1 D2 L3) - this came back in September 2013 (2-1).
After a run of nine consecutive matches unbeaten against the Staggies (W5 D4), Hearts lost last time the two sides met in the Scottish Premiership (1-0; March 2017).
Ross County have won just one of their last seven league matches (D1 L5), however, that victory did come in their last outing against Kilmarnock (2-0).
Hearts have won just two of their last 14 Scottish Premiership fixtures, (D5 L7), with both of those victories coming on the road.
St Johnstone 0-2 Rangers
Key Player - Graham Dorrans
This promises to be a close game, Dorrans has the ability to ensure Rangers come out on top.
St Johnstone 1-2 Rangers
Key Player - Declan John
Has certainly got himself noticed after arriving on loan from Cardiff.
St Johnstone have beaten Rangers just three times in the Scottish Premiership from 28 attempts (D5 L20). Their last victory came at McDiarmid Park in March 2010 (4-1).
St Johnstone have won five of their last seven at McDiarmid Park (D1 L1).
After losing three in succession, Rangers are now unbeaten in their last nine away games (W6 D3), despite keeping only two clean sheets.