Late-April date for Old Firm
SPL giants Celtic and Rangers will play their final Old Firm clash of the season on 29th April, two games after the split.
Last Updated: 03/04/12 5:27pm
Scottish Premier League giants Celtic and Rangers will play their final Old Firm clash of the season on 29th April, two games after the split.
The league leaders will host their fierce rivals on the Sunday with a 12.45pm kick-off after playing Motherwell at Fir Park the previous weekend, the SPL confirmed on Tuesday.
Celtic need just a point to clinch the title, and can secure that at Kilmarnock this weekend in the final match before the league splits in two.
The pair last met on 25th March with Rangers securing a 3-2 success over nine-man Celtic, a result that prevented the Bhoys from claiming the SPL title at Ibrox.
Joe Ledley's goal earned Celtic a 1-0 win over Gers in late December while their first meeting of the campaign ended with a 4-2 win for Ally McCoist's men.
St Johnstone are the team to miss out on their fair share of home games having qualified for the top six for the first time since returning to the top flight.
Saints will have played 16 home games after Saturday's visit of Inverness and have only two more at McDiarmid Park - against Dundee United and Rangers. That means a third visit to Fir Park this season for Saints, who are five points behind third-placed Motherwell.
Every other team will have 19 home and away games apart from Kilmarnock, who get an extra match at Rugby Park after slipping out of the top six this season.
The European battle culminates with Motherwell facing Dundee United at Fir Park on 13th May while Saints host Rangers and Hearts travel to Celtic Park.
The big game in the bottom six takes place in the penultimate round of fixtures when Hibernian host Dunfermline at Easter Road on Monday 7th May. Hibs are currently six points ahead of the bottom club.
Hibs face Kilmarnock at home and both St Mirren and Aberdeen away before then, after hosting Motherwell on Sunday.
Dunfermline, who play Hearts on Saturday, then face St Mirren away, Aberdeen at home and Inverness away. Their final match is at home to Kilmarnock while Hibs are at Inverness, having won there twice already this term.