2017–18 Scottish Premiership

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The 2017–18 Scottish Premiership (known as the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership for sponsorship reasons) will be the fifth season of the Scottish Premiership, the highest division of Scottish football. The season begins on 5 August 2017.[1]

Twelve teams contest the league. The teams involved so far are Celtic.

Teams

The following teams have changed division since the 2016–17 season.

To Premiership

From Premiership

Stadia and locations

Celtic
Celtic Park
Capacity: 60,411[2]
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Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
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Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment

Tournament format and regulations

Basic

In the initial phase of the season, the 12 teams will play a round-robin tournament whereby each team plays each one of the other teams three times. After 33 games, the league splits into two sections of six teams, with each team playing each other in that section. The league attempts to balance the fixture list so that teams in the same section play each other twice at home and twice away, but sometimes this is impossible. A total of 228 matches will be played, with 38 matches played by each team.

League summary

League table

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Positions by round

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological progress, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Leader - Qualification to Champions League second qualifying round
Qualification to Europa League first qualifying round
Qualification to Premiership play-off final
Relegation to 2018-19 Scottish Championship
Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
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Source: BBC Sport

Results

Matches 1–22

Teams play each other twice, once at home and once away.

Matches 23–33

Teams play every other team once (either at home or away).

Matches 34–38

After 33 matches, the league splits into two sections of six teams each, with teams playing every other team in their section once (either at home or away). The exact matches are determined upon the league table at the time of the split.

Season Statistics

Top Scorers

Awards

Premiership play-offs

The quarter-finals will be contested between the 3rd and 4th placed teams in the Scottish Championship. The winners will advance to the semi-finals to face the 2nd placed team in the Championship, and the winners of that tie will advance to the final to play-off against the 11th placed team in the Premiership, with the winners securing a place in the 2018–19 Scottish Premiership.

References

  1. "Key dates announced for Season 17/18". SPFL. 1 February 2017. http://spfl.co.uk/news/article/key-dates-announced-for-season-1718/. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  2. "Celtic Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. http://spfl.co.uk/clubs/celtic/. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

External links

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