With the comfort of a world cup to hold back the football withdrawals the wait for the 2014/2015 is over.
First division champions Dundee will play Kilmarnock while Hamilton host Inverness. St Mirren will entertain Motherwell.
The championship should have more interest this year with Hibernian and Hearts both getting relegated from the premier league last season. A real battle is expected over the season in the championship with up to 4 teams having the potential for promotion. Hibs will kick of their season at home to Livingston.
Sunday The Rangers host a relegated Hearts team a game that is suppose to give off early indicators of potential for both sides. In the premiere league St Johnstone play Ross County while Jackie MacNamra’s United travel to Aberdeen, two teams expected to push Celtic this year and gain european slots.
Speaking of Celtic, they need to wait until Wednesday to face St Johnstone while Celtic Park is restored to its natural state after hosting a successful Commonwealth Games. Celtic Captain Scot Brown believes Celtic are favourites to retain the league title again this season but to be pushed by Aberdeen and Motherwell, he also feels Dundee Utd will be there come the end of the season. Brown obvisouly feels a repeat of last season is on the cards.