Celtic have been given the opportunity to secure their Scottish title against Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle Stadium in the first game after the Premiership split. Ange Postecoglou’s side are currently leading by 13 points with five games remaining. If Celtic lose in Edinburgh on 7 May and Rangers win their first game at home to Aberdeen, a potential title-decider will be delayed until Ibrox on Saturday, 13 May.
The Scottish Professional Football League has announced the final round of five fixtures after the top flight splits into two sections – the top half aiming for European qualification and the bottom half battling to avoid relegation. The final Edinburgh derby of the season will take place at Tynecastle on 27 May, the final weekend of the league season, when Hearts and Hibernian meet in a game that could still be vital for European qualification. The automatic relegation and play-off spot could be decided the following day, when Kilmarnock host Ross County, Dundee United visit Motherwell and St Johnstone entertain Livingston.
The top six fixtures are as follows: Saturday 6 May – Hibernian v St Mirren (15:00); Sunday 7 May – Heart of Midlothian v Celtic (14:15); Rangers v Aberdeen (15:00); Saturday 13 May – Aberdeen v Hibernian (15:00); Rangers v Celtic (12:30); St Mirren v Heart of Midlothian (15:00); Saturday 20 May – Celtic v St Mirren (15:00); Heart of Midlothian v Aberdeen (15:00); Sunday 21 May – Hibernian v Rangers (12:00); Wednesday 24 May – Aberdeen v St Mirren (19:45); Hibernian v Celtic (19:45); Rangers v Heart of Midlothian (19:45); Saturday 27 May – Celtic v Aberdeen (12:30); Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian (12:30); St Mirren v Rangers (12:30).
The bottom six fixtures are as follows: Saturday 6 May – Motherwell v Kilmarnock (15:00); Ross County v Livingston (15:00); St Johnstone v Dundee United (15:00); Saturday 13 May – Dundee United v Ross County (15:00); Kilmarnock v Livingston (15:00); St Johnstone v Motherwell (15:00); Saturday 20 May – Kilmarnock v St Johnstone (15:00); Livingston v Dundee United (15:00); Motherwell v Ross County (15:00); Wednesday 24 May – Dundee United v Kilmarnock (19:45); Livingston v Motherwell (19:45); Ross County v St Johnstone (19:45); Sunday 28 May – Kilmarnock v Ross County (15:00); Motherwell v Dundee United (15:00); St Johnstone v Livingston (15:00).