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The Premiership fixture at Fir Park Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Motherwell take to the field against Celtic.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Motherwell v Celtic are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Motherwell will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-0 Premiership loss in their previous game against Hearts.
In that game, Motherwell had 46% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Hearts had 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Liam Boyce (5') and Stephen Kingsley (22') scored for Hearts.
In their last six fixtures, Graham Alexander's Motherwell have scored a combined total of 8 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match of 1.33.
Their prior results show that Motherwell:
- have not beaten Celtic in their previous 17 league matches. What a terrible run without a win that has been.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Celtic will go into the clash following on from a 1-2 Premiership win as they beat Aberdeen in their most recent game.
In that match, Celtic had 62% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Celtic, goals were scored by Kyogo Furuhashi (11') and Jota (84'). For their opponents, Aberdeen got 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Lewis Ferguson (56') scored for Aberdeen.
Showing their appetite for high-scoring encounters, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the previous 6 matches in which Celtic have sent out their troops, making it an average of 3.33 goals per clash. Their opponents have got 11 of this grand total. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see if the trend will be replicated in this next game or not.
Going into this contest, Celtic remain unbeaten by Motherwell in games played away from home for the previous 12 league matches. Travelling fans must really look forward to this fixture.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 10/08/2019 reveals that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Motherwell. They have not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever while Celtic have remained in the ascendancy, beating them in 100% of those matches played.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
Team News: Motherwell
The Motherwell boss Graham Alexander does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Celtic
Due to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
When taking all factors into account, Celtic have the ability to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
However, Motherwell may well struggle getting on the scoresheet, although we do see them managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
We’re therefore expecting to see a 1-3 winning margin for Celtic after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fir Park Stadium (13,677)
Captain: Stephen O'Donnell
Chairman: Jim McMahon
Manager: Graham Alexander
Competitions: Premiership position 4
⭐ Key Man: Tony Watt
Usually playing in the Striker position, Tony Watt was born in Coatbridge, Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Airdrie United in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 4 league goals in the Premiership 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 8 appearances.