Motherwell vs Celtic Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 5 February 2020

Go for goals at Fir Park

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ScotlandMotherwell vs CelticScotland
5th February 1945hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 87/100 odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 4 February

Celtic moved seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership at the weekend but they know Motherwell usually give them a stiff test at Fir Park and will have to be at their best for all three points.

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Motherwell Preview – Can Motherwell get back to winning ways and boost their hopes of third place?

It’s looking very likely that Motherwell are going to battle it out with Aberdeen for third spot. It’s been the case for much of the season and the Fir Park club hold a three point lead over their rivals. That advantage is despite a relatively low-key start to proceedings in 2020 with their only victory in the league since returning from the winter break coming away to Aberdeen. A home draw with Hibs and defeat away to Livingston at the weekend mean they have been unable to pull further clear from the Dons.

Robinson was furious with his team’s performance in that defeat to Livingston and will be hoping his public airing of that disappointment will lead to a significant improvement in his team for this one.

Our betting prediction:
Celtic win/BTTS
23/10


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The last two results and performance may have been tepid but it’s a positive season overall to this point. Well’s approach to the game is refreshing and they always try to win games, as indicated by drawing just two of their 24 league games.

If Motherwell are to get a result against their visitors they are going to have to offer more threat in attack. It’s just one goal in three league games this year whilst they have also lost two of their strikers in the recent transfer window.

Celtic Preview – Are Celtic going to make it five straight league wins to start 2020 and consolidate top spot?

Rangers slipping up to Aberdeen on Saturday meant Neil Lennon knew any win away to Hamilton the following day would see Celtic go seven points clear. The champions eventually obliged having conceded the first goal, going on to win 4-1. It was a fourth straight win in the league and another example of how they can find different ways of winning games.

The three late goals against Hamilton to give Celtic the win was in stark contrast to a hugely impressive first half showing away to St Johnstone the midweek previous. Lennon knows it’s all about winning games at this stage of the season.

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Odsonne Edouard continues to dazzle leading the line for Celtic. The young French striker moved to 18 league goals for the season but it’s his overall play which is so impressive. He is also in double figures for assists and appears to be getting better with each passing game.

Being paired with Griffiths up front in the last few weeks means he can drop deep and entice opposition defenders to come into areas they don’t want to be. That in turn creates space for his team-mates to operate in and it’s added a different dimension to Celtic’s play.

Motherwell vs Celtic Betting Advice

This run of games (four away matches in five games) was always likely to prove a crucial part of the season for Celtic and they have handled the challenges thrown at them so far. However, travelling to face third place Motherwell at a ground where they have struggled in the recent past is going to be their biggest test yet.

Key Facts – Motherwell vs Celtic Betting Tip

  • Stephen Robinson’s remain in third spot despite one win in their last four matches
  • Celtic have scored 12 goals in their four league wins since returning from the winter break
  • It was 5-2 to Celtic when the sides met at Fir Park back in August

 

‘Well have held Celtic in three of their last four meetings at Fir Park and took the lead when the sides met here back in August only to lose 5-2. Robinson will certainly have his team up for this following their defeat to Livi so the visitors will have to be ready.

Celtic’s recent games have featured plenty of goals with with their last eight all containing three or more. The home team will take the game to their opponents and it should be another game packed full of opportunities just as it was at the beginning of the season. Take Over 2.5 goals at Fir Park.

The best betting odds for Motherwell vs Celtic

Motherwell to win: 9/1 at Bet365
Draw: 4/1 at Bet365
Celtic to win: 3/10 at Bet365

 

 

 

 

 


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