Celtic v Motherwell Betting Tip Celtic to win to nil – 24 February 2019

Celtic to keep Motherwell at bay

Scottish Premiership Betting Tips

ScotlandCeltic v MotherwellScotland
Sunday 24th February 1500rs 
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Celtic to win to nil
Bookmaker Befair
Odds: 4/6 (odds taken 12.30 GMT, Saturday 23d February)

Celtic took a big step towards their eighth successive Scottish title last weekend moving eight points clear but there are still plenty of points to play for and inform Motherwell will be out to cause an upset on Sunday when they travel to the East end of Glasgow.

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Celtic Preview

Brendan Rodgers’ men exited Europe in midweek, as most would have expected following the first leg result against Valencia. Celtic lost out 3-0 on aggregate but they will take a lot of positives from the away leg and can now focus solely on securing what would be a remarkable ‘Treble Treble’ in Scotland. Celtic head into Sunday’s game with Motherwell, at the time of writing, eight points clear and a goal difference superior by 11 over second placed Rangers. The next six days are huge in the context of their season as they face Hearts three days following this game in what is always a tough match for the champions, and then a second trip to Edinburgh in the matter of days when travelling to face Hibs in the quarter final of the Scottish Cup. At the moment they look well placed to capture their third straight clean sweep of domestic trophies under Rangers but there are big tests ahead. Fire and foremost for the leaders is Sunday’s game and them looking to continue their excellent home record. It’s now 13 straight league wins at Celtic Park with 37 goals scored and just four conceded. It’s been that consistency at home which has seen them remain at the top of the table in the earlier part of the season and now they’re winning on the road it is looking ominous for the rest of Scottish football.

Key-Facts – Celtic v Motherwell

  • Celtic and Motherwell have both won their last six matches in the league
  • The Hoops have yet to concede a goal in domestic games in 2019
  • Motherwell have managed only one goal in their last six visits to Celtic Park

 

Motherwell Preview

When Motherwell returned from the winter break towards the end of January, the biggest hope of the club’s supporters was another prolonged run in the Scottish Cup – a competition they reached the final of in 2018, only to be undone by their opponents on Sunday. At the time there was little in the way of excitement in terms of their league position as they were locked in the bottom six with no chance of relegation but little hope of reaching the top half. It made the 2-1 home defeat to Championship Ross County incredibly hard to take and there was even some suggestion that manager Stephen Robinson may be under some pressure. A month on and it’s been a complete turnaround with ‘Well winning their next five meaning they head to Celtic Park having won their last six in the league. It’s a run which has put them on the fringes of the top six and they could well end up there should they extend their run by another game. That’s clearly going to be a big ask but there’s a clear belief in this squad and it’s led by a trio of young players who are playing without any fear and with plenty of quality – they will relish this opportunity to play on the big stage.

Celtic v Motherwell Betting Preview

Both Celtic and Motherwell have won their last six league games coming into Sunday’s clash so something will have to give this weekend. For Celtic, they are yet to concede a goal in domestic games in 2019 (a total of eight games) which is brilliant run but it will be put to the test against a team who are full of confidence at this point in time. Alan Campbell, David Turnbull and Jake Hastie are all 20 or younger and they are leading this impressive charge. Hastie was only recalled from loan in January and has scored four goals in five matches.

There have been seven meetings between these two in little over a year, including two cup finals, and Celtic are undefeated. ‘Well have managed three draws however all those have come at Fir Park and their recent record here is pretty poor, losing by an aggregate score of 24-1 in their last six visits. They’re likely to put on a more confident display tomorrow but the outcome is expected to be the same and Celtic can win yet another game without conceding.


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