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)
10 Apr 2021 - 16 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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2nd Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Championship
1Rangers FC 3630 -6-096-8513721818 -0-054534491812 -6-04232923
2Celtic 3621 -10-573-7429451812 -4-240371126189 -6-333371819
3Hibernian FC 3617 -8-1159-473512187 -5-626212101810 -3-533261412
4Aberdeen FC 3615 -11-1056-36333189 -5-43223176186 -6-6241316-3
5St Johnstone FC 3611 -11-1444-3642-6185 -5-820915-6186 -6-62427270
6Livingston FC 3612 -8-1644-4251-9186 -4-8222022-2186 -4-8222229-7
Relegation
1Motherwell FC 3612 -8-1644-3651-15186 -3-9211929-10186 -5-7231722-5
2St Mirren FC 3611 -10-1543-3442-8184 -7-7191523-8187 -3-82419190
3Dundee United FC 3610 -12-1442-3048-18186 -5-7231922-3184 -7-7191126-15
4Ross County FC 369 -6-2133-3164-33184 -4-10161734-17185 -2-11171430-16
5Kilmarnock FC 369 -5-2232-3851-13186 -4-82227243183 -1-14101127-16
6Hamilton Academical FC 367 -9-2030-3363-30182 -6-10121327-14185 -3-10182036-16
2021-2022 UEFACL
2021-2022 UEFAECL
Relegation Playoffs
Relegation

1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Rangers FC 3328 -5-089-7810681616 -0-048472451712 -5-04131823
2Celtic 3320 -9-469-6624421711 -4-237311120169 -5-232351322
3Hibernian FC 3316 -8-956-443113166 -5-523191901710 -3-433251213
4Aberdeen FC 3313 -10-1049-32311179 -4-43122166164 -6-6181015-5
5Livingston FC 3312 -8-1344-4041-1176 -4-7221920-1166 -4-62221210
6St Johnstone FC 3310 -10-1340-3440-6165 -4-719813-5175 -6-6212627-1
7St Mirren FC 3310 -10-1340-3038-8174 -7-6191421-7166 -3-7211617-1
8Dundee United FC 339 -12-1239-2943-14176 -5-6231920-1163 -7-6161023-13
9Motherwell FC 339 -8-1635-3251-19164 -3-9151629-13175 -5-7201622-6
10Ross County FC 338 -5-2029-2659-33174 -4-9161631-15164 -1-11131028-18
11Kilmarnock FC 338 -4-2128-3347-14165 -3-81822220173 -1-13101125-14
12Hamilton Academical FC 336 -9-1827-3160-29162 -6-8121325-12174 -3-10151835-17
Championship Round
Relegation Round

Fixtures

Wed - 12 May 2021
 Aberdeen FC   Hibernian FCPittodrie Stadium
 Celtic   St Johnstone FCCeltic Park
 Livingston FC   Rangers FCTony Macaroni Arena
 Ross County FC   Hamilton Academical FCGlobal Energy Stadium (Dingwall)
Sat - 15 May 2021
 Hibernian FC   CelticEaster Road
 Rangers FC   Aberdeen FCIbrox Stadium
 St Johnstone FC   Livingston FCMcDiarmid Park
Sun - 16 May 2021
 Hamilton Academical FC   Kilmarnock FCFountain of Youth Stadium
 Motherwell FC   Ross County FCFir Park Stadium
 St Mirren FC   Dundee United FCThe SMISA Stadium

Results

Sun - 2 May 2021
 Rangers FC 41 CelticIbrox Stadium
Sat - 1 May 2021
 Motherwell FC 20 Kilmarnock FCFir Park Stadium
 Livingston FC 12 Aberdeen FCTony Macaroni Arena
Wed - 21 Apr 2021
 Ross County FC 13 St Mirren FCGlobal Energy Stadium (Dingwall)
 St Johnstone FC 11 Rangers FCMcDiarmid Park
 Aberdeen FC 11 CelticPittodrie Stadium
 Hamilton Academical FC 01 Motherwell FCFountain of Youth Stadium
Sun - 11 Apr 2021
 Rangers FC 21 Hibernian FCIbrox Stadium
Sat - 10 Apr 2021
 Motherwell FC 10 St Mirren FCFir Park Stadium
 Hamilton Academical FC 01 Dundee United FCFountain of Youth Stadium
 St Johnstone FC 01 Aberdeen FCMcDiarmid Park
 Celtic 60 Livingston FCCeltic Park
Sun - 21 Mar 2021
 Celtic 11 Rangers FCCeltic Park
Sat - 20 Mar 2021