Ladbrokes Premiership
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020-2021
Location
Scotland
Abbreviation
SCO1

Summary

The Scottish Premiership (SCO1) is the top division of the Scottish Professional League football system. At the end of the 2020-2021 SCO1 season, the SCO1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - 3rd Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2020-2021 SCO1 team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - 2nd Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd place 2020-2021 SCO1 team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League - 2nd Qualifying Round:
    • 3rd and 4th place 2020-2021 SCO1 teams

The winner of the 2020-2021 William Hill Scottish Cup, typically an SCO1 team, also receives a berth in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Leagues Pyramid - Scotland

Abbrev League # of Teams
SCO1 Ladbrokes Premiership 12
SCO2 Ladbrokes Championship 10
SCO3 Ladbrokes League One 10
SCO4 Ladbrokes League Two 10

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

1st Phase
1 Aug 2020 - 3 Apr 2021
2nd Phase (Champ/Releg)
7 Apr 2021 - 21 May 2021
 12: SCO1 (10 minimum), SCO2 (2 maximum)

Season Format

The 2020-2021 SCO1 season consists of 2 stages. In the first stage, each SCO1 team plays the other 11 SCO1 teams 3 times for a total of 33 league matches. In each 3 match series, one team hosts 2 home matches and the other team hosts 1 home match. In the second stage, the top six teams play each other a 4th time (5 more matches) to determine final rankings for 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League and Europa League placements. The bottom six teams play each other a 4th time (5 more matches) to determine relegation placements. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, then (3) a playoff (only if deciding champion, UEFA competitions qualification and second stage SCO1 group positioning).

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 SCO1 season, the 12th place SCO1 team will be relegated to the SCO2, and the 1st place SCO2 team will be promoted to the SCO1. The 11th place SCO1 team enters into the 3rd Round of a Home-Away highest aggregate score Promotion/Relegation playoff with the SCO2 team that won the 2nd Round. The winner of the 3rd round will play in the 2021-2022 SCO1, and the loser will play in the SCO2.


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1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Rangers FC 2421 -3-066-607531111 -0-033331321310 -3-03327621
2Celtic 2113 -6-245-461630117 -3-12423716106 -3-12123914
3Hibernian FC 2411 -7-640-33249124 -5-3171516-1127 -2-32318810
4Aberdeen FC 2211 -6-539-29245127 -2-32319145104 -4-21610100
5Livingston FC 229 -4-931-28271104 -1-5131113-2125 -3-41817143
6Dundee United FC 246 -10-828-1929-10124 -4-41614131122 -6-412516-11
7Kilmarnock FC 237 -3-1324-2428-4114 -2-51415123123 -1-810916-7
8St Mirren FC 216 -5-1023-1624-8102 -4-410813-5114 -1-613811-3
9St Johnstone FC 245 -8-1123-2233-11123 -3-612511-6122 -5-5111722-5
10Ross County FC 245 -5-1420-1843-25122 -4-6101023-13123 -1-810820-12
11Motherwell FC 224 -7-1119-1933-14122 -3-791020-10102 -4-410913-4
12Hamilton Academical FC 235 -4-1419-2147-26122 -3-79920-11113 -1-7101227-15
Championship Round
Relegation Round

Fixtures

Wed - 20 Jan 2021
 Livingston FC   CelticTony Macaroni Arena
Sat - 23 Jan 2021
 Aberdeen FC   Motherwell FCPittodrie Stadium
 Rangers FC   Ross County FCIbrox Stadium
Wed - 27 Jan 2021
 Dundee United FC   St Mirren FCTannadice Park
 Hibernian FC   Rangers FCEaster Road
 Livingston FC   Kilmarnock FCTony Macaroni Arena
 Ross County FC   Motherwell FCGlobal Energy Stadium (Dingwall)
 St Johnstone FC   Aberdeen FCMcDiarmid Park
Tue - 2 Feb 2021
 Kilmarnock FC   CelticRugby Park
Wed - 3 Feb 2021
 Aberdeen FC   Livingston FCPittodrie Stadium
 Hamilton Academical FC   Ross County FCFountain of Youth Stadium
 Motherwell FC   Dundee United FCFir Park Stadium
 Rangers FC   St Johnstone FCIbrox Stadium
 St Mirren FC   Hibernian FCThe SMISA Stadium
Sat - 6 Feb 2021
 Celtic   Motherwell FCCeltic Park
 Hamilton Academical FC   Rangers FCFountain of Youth Stadium
 Hibernian FC   Aberdeen FCEaster Road
 Livingston FC   St Johnstone FCTony Macaroni Arena
 Ross County FC   Dundee United FCGlobal Energy Stadium (Dingwall)

Results

Sun - 17 Jan 2021
 Motherwell FC 11 Rangers FCFir Park Stadium
Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 St Johnstone FC 10 St Mirren FCMcDiarmid Park
 Ross County FC 41 Aberdeen FCGlobal Energy Stadium (Dingwall)
 Hamilton Academical FC 00 Dundee United FCFountain of Youth Stadium
 Celtic 00 Livingston FCCeltic Park
Wed - 13 Jan 2021
 Livingston FC PSPD Aberdeen FCTony Macaroni Arena
Tue - 12 Jan 2021
Mon - 11 Jan 2021
 Celtic 11 Hibernian FCCeltic Park
Sun - 10 Jan 2021
 Livingston FC 31 Ross County FCTony Macaroni Arena
 Aberdeen FC 12 Rangers FCPittodrie Stadium
Sat - 9 Jan 2021
 St Mirren FC 11 Motherwell FCThe SMISA Stadium
Sat - 2 Jan 2021
 Ross County FC 11 St Johnstone FCGlobal Energy Stadium (Dingwall)
 Hamilton Academical FC 30 Motherwell FCFountain of Youth Stadium
 Aberdeen FC 00 Dundee United FCPittodrie Stadium
 Rangers FC 10 CelticIbrox Stadium
Wed - 30 Dec 2020
 Motherwell FC 02 Kilmarnock FCFir Park Stadium