Motherwell vs Celtic prediction, preview, team news and more
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Motherwell and Celtic will battle for three points in a match of matchday 9 of the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.
The hosts come to the clash after a 2-0 loss to Heart before the international break. Liam Boyce scored the first goal before missing a second-half penalty in a routine victory for his team.
Celtic secured maximum points in a close 2-1 away win over Aberdeen. Jota scored the one who turned out to be the winner of the match in the 84th minute.
That victory made the capital team maintain its sixth position with 14 accumulated points in eight games. Motherwell is slightly better in fourth place with 14 points.
Motherwell vs Celtic head to head
Celtic have 59 wins in their last 79 games against Motherwell. The two teams shared the spoils 13 times, while the hosts were victorious in just seven matches.
Their most recent encounter came in February, when goals from Stephen Welsh and Odsonne Edouard scored in each half and gave Celtic a 2-1 victory at home.
Motherwell Forms Guide: LWDWW
Celtic form guide (all competitions): WLDWL
Motherwell vs Celtic Team News
Sondre Johansen is the hosts’ only injured absentee with a blow.
Injury: Sondre Johansen
Karamoko Dembele, Greg Taylor, James Forrest, Josip Juranovic, Michael Johnston and absent Christopher Jullien have been ruled out with injuries.
Injuries: Karamoko Dembele, Greg Taylor, Christopher Jullien, James Forrest, Josip Juranovic, Michael Johnston
Motherwell vs Celtic Predicts 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 and Kaiyne Woolery
XI predicted by Celtic (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 a slight favorite in the game, but the Bhoys They have struggled for consistency over the past few months. This means that Motherwell will be happy with the chances of a rare victory against the Scottish giants.
The hosts have been flying high this period and are likely to be playing off the front foot. This could see both sides looking for victory in the race to keep up with the Rangers at the top of the table.
Ultimately, Celtic have superior players than their hosts and we are backing the visitors to triumph with a narrow win.
Prediction: Motherwell 1-2 Celtic
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