Motherwell vs Celtic Predictions

Motherwell v Celtic predictions for this Scottish Premiership clash on Saturday. Can Celtic stretch their lead at the top of the table with another win away at Fir Park or they will find problems and drop points? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Motherwell vs Celtic Predictions




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Motherwell and Celtic: A Deep Dive into the Upcoming Fir Park Showdown

Key Stats
– Celtic have an average expert rating of 7.11, ranking second in the Premiership, while Motherwell closely follows with a third-placed ranking at 7.08.
– Motherwell’s Mika Biereth and Celtic’s Matt O’Riley lead their respective team charts, hinting at a potential face-off of the top talents.
– Motherwell have lost their last two games 1-0, revealing a close-fought defensive strategy that might challenge Celtic’s attacking prowess.

The atmosphere at Fir Park is set to be electrifying as Motherwell and Celtic lock horns in the SPFL Premiership. With both teams having had their share of ups and downs in recent fixtures, this encounter promises to be a compelling one.

The Tale of the Steelmen

Motherwell nearly threw Rangers off their stride at Ibrox, hinting at their potential to unsettle the Old Firm’s other half. Mark witnessed the narrow escape as Gers clinched a 1-0 victory. Despite Motherwell deserving at least a draw, they fell short due to an inability to bypass Jack Butland, marking their second consecutive 1-0 defeat. Their loss to St. Mirren prior to that brought their unbeaten league commencement to an abrupt halt.


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Stuart Kettlewell has been grappling with injuries that sidelined Conor Wilkinson, Jon Obika, and the much-touted Arsenal loanee, Mika Biereth. However, Kettlewell needs to galvanise his squad ahead of the Celtic clash, a test that is not for the faint-hearted.

Celtic’s Recent Form

Celtic have seen a resurgence under Brendan Rodgers. Initially facing hiccups like the League Cup exit to Kilmarnock and a goalless draw with St Johnstone, Rodgers orchestrated a brilliant turnaround by winning against Rangers. Although Celtic suffered a 2-0 defeat to Feyenoord in the Champions League, circumstances were challenging, with two players seeing red.

The 3-0 triumph against Livingston further showcased their mettle, even with Joe Hart receiving a red card. With injured stalwarts making their returns and new signings blending into Rodgers’ tactical system, Celtic looks rejuvenated.

Statistical Insight

  • Motherwell’s Recent Performance:
    • Recent Matches: W2, L3
    • Average Expert Rating: 7.08 (Ranked 3/12)
    • Goals: 6 scored, 5 conceded
    • Top Players: Mika Biereth, Blair Spittal, Callum Slattery
  • Celtic’s Recent Form:
    • Recent Matches: W3, L1, D1
    • Average Expert Rating: 7.11 (Ranked 2/12)
    • Goals: 14 scored, 3 conceded
    • Top Players: Matt O’Riley, Kyogo Furuhashi, David Turnbull


1. Match Outcome: Both Teams to Score (BTTS)

Motherwell and Celtic are both teams that have had their moments of offensive flair this season. The Steelmen, though they’ve been struggling in front of goal recently, were able to give Rangers a run for their money, showing glimpses of their attacking prowess. It’s also worth noting that their recent lack of goals can be attributed to the absence of key attackers like Conor Wilkinson, Jon Obika, and Arsenal loanee Mika Biereth.

On the other hand, Celtic have been in impeccable form lately. They’ve returned to their dominant ways, especially after their Old Firm win at Ibrox. However, despite their offensive brilliance, Celtic have shown vulnerabilities at the back, exemplified by the absence of key defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Given these factors, it seems both teams could very well find the net. Hence, backing both teams to score (BTTS) appears to be a well-calculated risk.

2. Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 in favour of Celtic

Given the recent forms of both sides, it’s expected to be a closely contested affair. Motherwell will be hungry to find the back of the net after a couple of goalless outings. However, Celtic’s superior firepower, coupled with their recent performances, might just give them the edge. A 2-1 scoreline in favour of Celtic seems plausible given the offensive capabilities of both sides and the Hoops’ current form.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Daizen Maeda

Daizen Maeda has been a revelation for Celtic. He might not always be the most clinical finisher, but his constant involvement in the thick of the action makes him a prime candidate to find the net. His recent goal against Livingston and a previous one at Fir Park serve as testaments to his knack for being at the right place at the right time. Considering Motherwell’s defensive vulnerabilities and Maeda’s current form, it’s a safe bet to back him to score.

4. Corner Prediction: Over 10 Corners for Both Teams Combined

Celtic are a team that naturally enjoys a lot of possession and often forces their opponents to defend deep. This usually results in a good number of corners for the Bhoys. In fact, their domestic games have regularly seen a high corner count. Motherwell, while not as dominant in possession, won’t be shy to push forward, especially with the home advantage. Considering these factors, this match could very well feature a flurry of corners. Therefore, predicting over 10 corners for both teams combined seems like a justified expectation.




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Herrin Kendrick
Herrin Kendrick is a sports journalist with 10 years of experience in the sports betting industry. His work has been referenced by many sports publications over the years. Sport passionate.