European and Relegation Scenarios (15th-16th May)

Premiership Title

Celtic have already been confirmed as Premiership champions, and will enter the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Champions League.

 

Europa League

The teams finishing in 2nd and 3rd in the Scottish Premiership will qualify for the Europa League, along with the Scottish Cup winners.  If Inverness beat Falkirk in the Scottish Cup final, then the team finishing in 4th in the Scottish Premiership will also qualify for Europe.

Aberdeen are guaranteed 2nd place, and a spot in the 1st Qualifying Round of next season’s Europa League.  Inverness are guaranteed 3rd place, and a spot in next season’s Europa League – if they win the Scottish Cup they will play in the 2nd Qualifying Round, otherwise they will enter the 1st Qualifying Round.

 

4th place

Dundee Utd or St Johnstone will finish in 4th place, which will earn a European spot if Inverness win the Scottish Cup.  The sides are currently level on points, and so neither team can seal 4th place this weekend.

 

Premiership Relegation Play-off

The team finishing 11th in the Premiership will enter the relegation play-offs.  It is still possible for Kilmarnock, Ross County or Motherwell to finish in this spot.

Kilmarnock will be safe from relegation if:

  • Kilmarnock beat Partick Thistle AND Motherwell fail to beat St Mirren.
  • Kilmarnock draw with Partick Thistle AND Motherwell lose to St Mirren.

Ross County will be safe from relegation if any of the following occur:

  • Ross County beat Hamilton AND Motherwell fail to beat St Mirren.
  • Ross County draw with Hamilton AND Motherwell lose to St Mirren.

Motherwell will be consigned to the relegation play-off if:

  • Motherwell lose to St Mirren AND Kilmarnock avoid defeat against Partick Thistle AND Ross County avoid defeat against Hamilton.
  • Motherwell draw with St Mirren AND Kilmarnock beat Partick Thistle AND Ross County beat Hamilton.

 

Premiership Automatic Relegation

St Mirren will finish 12th in the Premiership and will be relegated to the Championship automatically.

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