IT remains to be seen how the SPFL will decide to play out the 2019/20 Scottish Premiership, with league bosses taking their time over a final decision.

The 42 clubs in Scotland are set to vote on a resolution to terminate the 2019/20 season in the Championship, League One and League Two, while the Premiership will only be postponed for the time being. 

A points per game system will be used to decide final standings in Scotland’s lower leagues and if Hampden bosses conclude that the Premiership cannot be completed before UEFA’s July deadline then it will follow suit.

With this in mind, Celtic would be crowned champions with Hearts being relegated unless a league reconstruction system is used. The only change to current Premiership standings would see St Johnstone leapfrog Hibs into the top six.

Here, Herald and Times Sport has predicted whether each top-flight side would vote for or against the SPFL's proposed outcome. 


Neil Lennon’s Hoops would be delighted with this call, which would see them crowned champions for the ninth season in a row. However, reports this week suggested Parkhead directors were keen to play out the season where possible to eliminate any talk of a tainted title.


The Ibrox side will be disappointed to not get the chance to renew their title challenge. Steven Gerrard’s team were 13 points adrift from the top of the Premiership, but they firmly believed they could turn the deficit around in the remaining fixtures.


Stephen Robinson’s men will happily take the ‘best of the rest’ award that would see them qualify for the first qualifying round of the Europa League for the first time since the 2014/15 season. 


The Dons would still have hopes of finishing in third spot, but will ultimately be happy with a top four finish. Derek McInnes’ side should land the final Europa League place if the remaining Scottish Cup ties are not played out.


Gary Holt’s Livi will happily take a top six spot with a stunning home record seeing them through. They would benefit financially from their top half finish, which will add to their record profits logged last year. 


After a rocky start to the season Tommy Wright’s Saints would land a top six finish if the season was terminated early on a points per game basis. The Perth side would benefit from their game in hand against Rangers failing to be rearranged.


On the flip side, Hibs would fall down to seventh in the Premiership if this method was used. This would result in the Easter Road club missing out on significant prize money.


After starting the season off in the Europa League, Killie would be disappointed to finish in the bottom half. Rugby Park bosses would aim to take the early finish to reset and rebuild their squad ahead of the new season.


Saints were facing a relegation battle going into the final fixtures, so an early call would suit them perfectly. Taking a points per game stance would see Jim Goodwin’s side into ninth place, which is their highest top flight finish since 2012/13. 


With crucial clashes against Hearts, Hamilton and St Mirren to play the Staggies would have fancied themselves to grind out the results needed to maintain their Premiership status. But with the possibility of the league being called early, the Highlanders will jump at the chance to avoid these key fixtures. 


Brian Rice’s team would be delighted to escape relegation by the skin of their teeth. Accies would also dodge any form of play-off, with those being scrapped along with the remainder of the season. 


Hearts would be furious if the league was terminated early. The decision would see the Jambos relegated to the Championship, despite there still being 24 points to play for. Tynecastle owner Ann Budge has already threatened legal action on the SPFL if the season is ended ahead of time.



*For the vote to pass, it would require 75% of Premiership clubs to vote in favour (9), 75% of championship clubs to vote in favour (8) and 75% of League 1 and 2 combined (15).*