This weekend, the last fixtures of the Scottish Premiership in January will go in several cities housing Premiership teams.

Now, we take a look at the top three teams and how they played this month.

The month of January did not witness much fixtures due to the long break observed by the SPFL board after the teams were involved in a heavy schedule of games during the festive period.

Celtic, the league leaders faced huge competition from Rangers last year, finishing the year as joint leaders.

As the championship got underway from matchday 22, the three team at the top all faced big games.

Celtic

Celtic played against Premiership strugglers St Mirren cruising past the visitors by 4-0.

Celtic made a statement in encounter to further cement their dominace in the Premiership.

Kilmarnock

Rangers travelled to face fellow top Premiership team Kilmarnock and with the host knowing what they have stake, they did all they could to grab the three points.

Rangers

Rangers were good but could not get the best result travelling to Kilmarnock.

In the encounter, Defoe warned the rest of teams at the top that they ain’t ready to make the numbers, but to become champions.

The result gave Celtic and Kilmarnock a slight edge over Rangers in the matchday.


Standings after day 22

Celtic 45
Kilmarnock 44
Rangers 42


Matchday 23, what we expect

What we expect from matchday 23 is simply a revenge from Rangers, dominance from Celtic and seriousness from Kilmarnock.

Defoe’s signing was a huge boost for Rangers coupled with the brilliant young stars in the team. On other hand Kilmarnock are no pushovers and you can think of it again.

Leaders Celtic again are worthy champions, but the competition in the Scottish Premiership poses a threat to their dominace.

Match day 23 fixtures at a glance.

Hearts 16 : 00 St. Johnstone

Aberdeen 16 : 00 Kilmarnock

Celtic 16 : 00 Hamilton Academical

Dundee 16 : 00 Motherwell

St. Mirren 14 : 30 Hibernian

Livingston 17 : 00 Rangers

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Celtic vs Hamilton .A

Celtic have the opportunity to play back to back games at home and up against Hamilton is sure result.

Aberdeen vs Kilmarnock

Hot this season (Kilmarnoc) but will face another promising team in Aberdeen. The two teams may share the spoils.

Livingston vs Rangers

Rangers now play two straight away games and a loss will be difficult for them. Rangers given the nod.