SPFL release post-split fixtures and live TV matches

Celtic may have the chance to win the league against Aberdeen at Celtic Park. Picture: SNS

Celtic may have the chance to win the league against Aberdeen at Celtic Park. Picture: SNS

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Celtic are on course to win the Ladbrokes Premiership crown against title-rivals Aberdeen as the SPFL post-split fixtures picked the two sides to square off at Celtic Park in the third-last game of the season.

At present Celtic currently hold a eight-point advantage with five games to play. Should each of the top two win their two games prior to the matchday 36 showdown then Celtic will be left requiring just a draw to be crowned champions. Aberdeen’s first post-split game will see them travel to St Johnstone for BT Sport’s Friday night match on 22 April before Celtic host Ross County two days later. The following weekend the Dons host Motherwell while Celtic travel to Hearts for a lunchtime kick-off broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Dundee may have the opportunity to relegate near rivals Dundee United when they meet on Monday 2 May in an evening game live on BT Sport. The gap between United and second-bottom Kilmarnock currently stands at eight points. It would need to rise by at least two points for Dundee to inflict the harshest defeat possible on their city neighbours, which may be unlikely as Kilmarnock face two away games at Inverness CT (live on Sky Sports) and Hamilton, while United entertain Accies in their one post-split match prior to the derby.

Should United manage to do the seemingly impossible and haul themselves back into contention then they could face a relegation showdown with Kilmarnock on the final day of the season at Rugby Park.

If Celtic win the Scottish Cup then fourth place will offer an entry into the Europa League with St Johnstone, Ross County and Motherwell all vying for the spot. Saints fans may not be too impressed by being forced into travelling to Tynecastle for a third time this season, even if they remain only one of two sides to have won there in the league. A similar fate befell Ross County who will go to Celtic Park for a third time.

FIXTURES IN FULL

ROUND 34

Friday 22 April

St Johnstone v Aberdeen (7.45pm - live on BT Sport)

Saturday 23 April

Motherwell v Hearts

Partick Thistle v Dundee

Sunday 24 April

Celtic v Ross County

Dundee United v Hamilton Accies

Inverness CT v Kilmarnock (12.30pm - live on Sky Sports)

ROUND 35

Saturday 30 April

Aberdeen v Motherwell

Hearts v Celtic (12.30pm - live on Sky Sports)

Ross County v St Johnstone

Hamilton Accies v Kilmarnock

Partick Thistle v Inverness CT

Monday 2 May

Dundee v Dundee United (7.45pm - live on BT Sport)

ROUND 36

Friday 6 May

Inverness CT v Dundee United (7.45pm - live on BT Sport)

Saturday 7 May

Hearts v Ross County

Motherwell v St Johnstone

Dundee v Hamilton Accies

Kilmarnock v Partick Thistle

Sunday 8 May

Celtic v Aberdeen (12.30pm - live on Sky Sports)

ROUND 37

Tuesday 10 May

Dundee United v Partick Thistle (7.45pm)

Wednesday May 11, 2016

Ross County v Motherwell (7.45pm)

St Johnstone v Celtic (7.45pm - live on Sky Sports)

Dundee v Kilmarnock (7.45pm)

Hamilton Accies v Inverness CT (7.45pm)

Thursday 12 May

Aberdeen v Hearts (7.45pm - live on BT Sport)

ROUND 38

Saturday 14 May

Inverness CT v Dundee (12.30pm)

Kilmarnock v Dundee United (12.30pm)

Partick Thistle v Hamilton Accies (12.30pm)

Sunday 15 May

Aberdeen v Ross County (12.30pm)

Celtic v Motherwell (12.30pm - live on Sky Sports)

Hearts v St Johnstone (12.30pm)

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