Celtic vs Motherwell
Scottish FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow.
It’s nothing in Scotland as Celtic are just one step away from matching the success from the previous term when they eased their way to the domestic treble. Brendan Rodgers has two titles in the bag with the FA Cup final scheduled to be played on Saturday afternoon at Hampden Park.
The opposition comes in the likes of Motherwell, who were also Celtic’s counterparts in the battle for the League Cup trophy in November last year. The Bhoys took an easy 2-0 win with goals from James Forrest and Moussa Dembele (also at Hampden Park).
Celtic have been super dominant in Scotland over the past couple of years and they have to be considered massive favourites to earn the new domestic treble by beating the Well in the final here.
Celtic vs Motherwell: Head-to-head
Interestingly, Celtic only won one of last three meetings with Motherwell who kept the favourites to draws in remaining two outings.
Besides these draws, it has been entirely one-sided contest lately with the Bhoys winning 8 and drawing 2 of last 10 encounters with the Well.
Motherwell failed to score in three of last five matches against Celtic.
Celtic vs Motherwell: Prediction
Motherwell ended the regular season in seventh failing to earn their way to the Championship Round. They play for the Europa League football here given that the FA Cup win grants them a spot in the qualifications of the second most popular football competition on the continent.
Stephen Robinson’s troops proved quality on various separate occasions so far, proving they have what it takes to stay competitive against any side in the country on their day. The Well went past the likes of Hearts and Aberdeen en route to the FA Cup final. They were especially dominant in the clash with the Dons in the semi-final (3-0).
Celtic were anything but impressive in their most recent set of league ties, failing to find the back of the net against Kilmarnock and Aberdeen each. This is why we believe Motherwell can at least make in an interesting contest, making the Well not to lose by two or more goals our standout bet at 2.00 odds.
Since Motherwell kept things tight at the back in two of last three H2H games against Celtic as well, Under 3.5 goals FT looks to be an ideal back-up solution.
Celtic vs Motherwell: Bet Tips
- Motherwell +1.5 handicap @ 2.00
- Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.50.