Motherwell vs Celtic
Scotland – Premiership
Date: Wednesday, 5th December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Fir Park (Motherwell).
The reigning champions are on the action as they travel to Motherwell on Wednesday for Round 16 of the Premiership.
The home side had a bad start to their season in the league. From 14 matches they played 8 were defeats and only 4 was won. A total of 24 goals were conceded which makes them one of the worst defensive units in the league. They also managed to score just over a goal per game.
The Steelmen have won 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 matches across all venues. At present they are fresh from an away defeat to Livingston. But at home, they have an active 2 match win streak going on. This came after a 5 match winless run that had 3 losses in regular intervals. Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of their last 5 home games also.
The Celts are second in the league with 9 wins and 2 defeats in 13 matches. An impressive 30 goals have been scored while only 6 has been conceded. There is only 1 point between them and the leaders. So a win would send them on top with a game in the hand.
They have been unbeaten in 8 games in all competitions. At present they are on a 3 match win streak. Over 2.5 goals came in 6 of their last 10 matches in both Cup and Premiership. The Hoops are also unbeaten in the last 5 matches on the road which has 4 wins in that run.
Since both teams have won recent matches we could see a close encounter on this Wednesday.
Motherwell vs Celtic: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Celtic are unbeaten in 11 previous h2h matches across all competitions.
- They have won 9 of those 11 matches.
- Under 2.5 goals came in 6 of those games.
- The last time Motherwell won this fixture was back in December 2015.
- Celtic are unbeaten at this ground in the previous 9 meetings against the hosts.
- They have 6 wins in that run while Motherwell won previously in 2013.
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in 5 matches from the last 9 h2h played here.
Motherwell vs Celtic: Prediction
Celtic are on their prime form at the moment. When we see h2h games, it is quite clear the Celts have dominated this opposition for a long time. Based on this and their squad depth we ca bet on Celtic to win at both halftimes and fulltime with 1.93 odd.
The hosts have found the net in their last 3 matches at home on the trot. But the Celts are the best defense in the league. They have conceded only 6 goals in 13 matches. So I don’t see the hosts scoring past that defensive unit. So place a bet on both teams to not score with 1.87 odd.
Motherwell vs Celtic: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Celtic/Celtic @ 1.93 (10/11)
Both teams to score: No @ 1.87 (7/8).