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Celtic thrashed Rangers in the Old Firm last time out to go top of the Premiership. Can they stay there with another win here? Find out with our Motherwell vs Celtic preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.
Motherwell vs Celtic: Our top betting tips
Check out our match predictions for the big game.
- To win to nil: Celtic @ 21/20 (2.05)
- HT result: Celtic @ 5/6 (1.83)
- Total goals: Over 2.5 @ 4/6 (1.67)
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Celtic to win to nil
Celtic will face an opponent they know too well; they’ve beaten Motherwell in all of their last 10 meetings, and have no losses in their last 21 encounters, with 18 wins and three draws. It’s worth noting that Motherwell tend to struggle in front of goal when they play against Celtic; they’ve failed to score in their last two, and five of their last seven meetings, with just two goals scored in those seven games. Considering Celtic have won their last six, and 13 of their last 14 games; coupled with the fact that Motherwell have scored just one goal in their last three games, Celtic should win whilst keeping a clean sheet.
Bhoys to lead at the break
We’ve mentioned that Motherwell have scored just once in their last three games; we would also like to point out that they tend to concede first. The Well allowed the first goal in four of their last five games. In contrast, Celtic have a tendency to score first; they’ve done so in five of their last six games. In the same vein, Celtic have drawn first blood in all of their last seven encounters with Motherwell. Additionally, it’s important to note that The Bhoys led at half-time in all of their last 11 clashes with Motherwell; for this reason, we’re predicting that Celtic will lead at half-time.
We’ll see goals
Of all the teams in the Premiership, only two teams have conceded more goals than Motherwell this season; it doesn’t help that they’re going up against Celtic, the highest scoring team in the league. Celtic have averaged over 2 goals per game this season; their games have mostly been high-scoring as a result. Three of The Bhoys’ last four games went over 2.5. Also, previous meetings between these teams have produced a lot of goals; four of their last six encounters went above the 2.5 goal mark. On that note, we should expect a few goals here.
The best odds for Motherwell vs Celtic
Motherwell vs Celtic: Team News
Motherwell’s woes continued with a draw at St Mirren a couple of days ago; they now have no wins in their last four league games. The Well will hope to put an end to their unwanted streak as they host league leaders Celtic; it’ll be interesting to see how they’ll fare with Kevin Van Veen leading the attack.
Celtic ascended to the top of the Premiership table with a win against Rangers; they’ve won six games in a row, and are unbeaten in their last 15 games across all competitions. The Bhoys will look to extend their winning streak to seven games; all eyes will be on Liel Abada.
The final word on Motherwell vs Celtic
- Who won the last head to head? Celtic
- When is kick off? 13:30 GMT
- Where is the game being played? Fir Park