Saturday's Scottish Premiership predictions including Hearts vs. Celtic

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Sports Mole provides score predictions for all of Saturday's Scottish Premiership fixtures, including Hearts vs. Celtic.

Rangers vs. Livingston (Saturday, 1.30pm)

The Scottish Premiership is back on Saturday and the 2021-22 campaign kicks off with champions Rangers looking to secure their first three points against Livingston, in front of 23,000 supporters at Ibrox.

Steven Gerrard's side will be aiming to retain their top-flight title for the first time in a decade, while the Lions are looking to improve on last season's sixth-placed finish.

We say: Rangers 3-0 Livingston

After an invincible league campaign last year as well as an impressive record against Saturday's opponents, Rangers will be strong favourites to secure all three points in their opening fixture.

The hosts may be missing their star striker Morelos, but they still have plenty of attacking options to choose from and should have no problems in claiming a comfortably victory at Ibrox.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Ross County vs. St Johnstone (Saturday, 3.00pm)

High-flying St Johnstone travel to Ross County for their opening fixture in the 2021-22 Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.

The Saints will be looking to build on a domestic cup double and a fifth-place finish achieved last season, while the hosts will be hoping they can avoid another relegation battle this time around.

We say: Ross County 1-2 St Johnstone

St Johnstone have scored in each of their last eight visits to Victoria Park, though their last four trips have all ended as draws.

Davidson's side will, however, believe they have what it takes to claim all three points this time around, and a narrow victory could be on the cards on Saturday, which would provide the perfect confidence boost heading into next week's Europa League clash.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a draw or an away win.

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Dundee vs. St Mirren (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Newly-promoted Dundee will be hoping they can claim all three points when they welcome St Mirren to Dens Park on Saturday afternoon, for their opening encounter in the 2021-22 Scottish Premiership.

The visitors, meanwhile, have won five of their last seven meetings against the Dark Blues and will be looking to improve on their seventh-placed finish from last season.

We say: Dundee 1-1 St Mirren

Six of the last seven meetings between Dundee and St Mirren have seen both teams score and goals are to be expected once again on Saturday.

Both sides will view this opening fixture as a great opportunity to claim three points, but with little to separate the two teams, a score draw could be on the cards at Dens Park.

Our tipster partners are predicting a double chance bet on a home win or an away win.

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Hearts vs. Celtic (Saturday, 8.00pm)

After their nine-year tenure as Scotland's finest finally came to an end in bitterly disappointing fashion last season, Celtic will be looking to begin the 2021-22 campaign brightly when they travel to newly-promoted Hearts on Saturday evening.

The Hoops have won just one of their seven matches so far this season, including both competitive and pre-season fixtures, while the Jam Tarts have a 100% record from their six games.

We say: Hearts 1-2 Celtic

After a disappointing pre-season and midweek exit from the Champions League, Postecoglou needs to grind out a positive result on Saturday to get the Celtic fans onside.

Hearts, meanwhile, are in high spirits following their promotion and 100% record in this season's League Cup, and will believe they can take advantage of the visitors' woes.

A closely-fought contest could be played out at Tynecastle, though we are predicting the Hoops to snatch a narrow victory.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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