Motherwell and Celtic will battle for 3 factors in a Scottish Premiership matchday 9 fixture on Saturday.
The house facet come into the conflict on the again of a 2-0 defeat away to Hearts earlier than the worldwide break. Liam Boyce scored the opener earlier than lacking a second-half penalty in a routine victory for hs facet.
Celtic secured most factors in a hard-fought 2-1 away victory over Aberdeen. Jota scored what proved to be the match-winner within the 84th minute.
That victory noticed the capital facet keep their sixth place with 14 factors accrued from eight matches. Motherwell are barely higher off in fourth spot on 14 factors.
Motherwell vs Celtic Head-to-Head
Celtic have 59 wins from their final 79 video games in opposition to Motherwell. The 2 sides shared the spoils on 13 events whereas the hosts had been victorious in simply seven matches.
Their most up-to-date assembly got here in February when targets from Stephen Welsh and Odsonne Edouard scored in both half gave Celtic a 2-1 victory on house turf.
Motherwell kind information: L-W-D-W-W
Celtic kind information (all competitions): W-L-D-W-L
Motherwell vs Celtic Workforce Information
Sondre Johansen is the one damage absentee for the hosts with a knock.
Harm: Sondre Johansen
Karamoko Dembele, Greg Taylor, James Forrest, Josip Juranovic, Michael Johnston and long-term absentee Christopher Jullien have all been dominated out with accidents.
Accidents: Karamoko Dembele, Greg Taylor, Christopher Jullien, James Forrest, Josip Juranovic, Michael Johnston
Motherwell vs Celtic Predicted XI
Motherwell Predicted XI (4-3-3): Liam Kelly (GK); Nathan McGinley, Juhani Ojala, Bevis Mugabi, Stephen O’Donnell; Mark O’Hara, Callum Slattery, Liam Grimshaw; Kevin van Veen, Tony Watt, Kaiyne Woolery
Celtic Predicted XI (4-3-3): Joe Hart (GK); Anthony Ralston, Stephen Welsh, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Carl Starfelt; Ismaila Soro, Tom Rogic, David Turnbull; Albian Ajeti, Jota, Kyogo Furuhashi
Motherwell vs Celtic Prediction
Celtic are slight favorites within the recreation however the Bhoys have struggled for consistency all through the previous few months. This implies Motherwell will fancy their probabilities of registering a uncommon win in opposition to the Scottish giants.
The hosts have been flying excessive this time period and are doubtless going to play on the entrance foot. This might see either side go for victory within the race to maintain tempo with Rangers on the summit of the desk.
Finally, Celtic have superior gamers to their hosts and we’re backing the guests to triumph with a slim victory.
Prediction: Motherwell 1-2 Celtic