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Scottish Premiership fixtures: Celtic’s first game against Aberdeen, Rangers to face Livingston - The Athletic

The Scottish Premiership 2022-23 season begins with Rangers travelling to Livingston on July 30, while Celtic will begin their title defence at home to...

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The Scottish Premiership 2022-23 season begins with Rangers travelling to Livingston on July 30, while Celtic will begin their title defence at home to Aberdeen on July 31.

Supporters of both Glaswegian teams will have to wait until September 3 for the first Old Firm clash of the season, which will take place at Celtic Park.

The two sides will meet again when they face each other at Ibrox on January 2, before a final encounter on April 4 at Celtic Park.

Kilmarnock return to the top flight of Scottish football with a home encounter to Dundee United, while Lee Johnson will make his debut as Hibernian manager with a trip to St Johnstone on the opening day of the season.

Johnson will face his first Edinburgh derby as Hibernian manager on the second weekend of the campaign, with Hearts travelling to Easter Road on 6 August.

There will be a five-week break for the World Cup after the 16th round of matches on November 12 and resumes on December 17, a day before the final in Qatar.

The fixtures when the league resumes include Rangers vs Hibernian, Aberdeen vs Celtic and Hearts vs Livingston.

No Boxing Day fixtures will happen in the Premiership this season, while the final round of matches in 2022 take place on December 28.

What is the opening round of fixtures?

July 30

Livingston vs Rangers, 12pmHearts vs Ross County, 3pmKilmarnock vs Dundee United, 3pmSt Johnstone vs Hibernian, 3pmSt Mirren vs Motherwell, 3pm

July 31

Celtic vs Aberdeen, 4.30pm

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