Motherwell vs Livingston Betting Tip Motherwell – 26 December 2021

Motherwell can edge past Livi

Nathan McGinley / Motherwell ©IMAGO / Action Plus 24.04.2021

ScotlandMotherwell vs LivingstonScotland
26 December 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Motherwell
Bookmaker Betway
Odds: 13/10  odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 21 December


Motherwell have hit form in recent weeks and go searching for a fourth straight win at Fir Park when the take on Livingston who have moved clear of the relegation zone.


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Motherwell Preview – Are ‘Well set to make it a fourth straight home win for the first time in two years?

If you offered Graham Alexander the prospect of being fourth after Christmas before a ball was kicked this season he would have been only too delighted to accept. ‘Well were bottom of the table when Alexander took over last season but they have been a much more potent force this time around and will be looking to keep themselves in their current position heading into the winter break which begins immediately after this game.

They recorded a comfortable 2-0 win at home to St Johnstone last time out which followed wins against Hearts and Dundee United on their own turf. All three victories have been earned without conceding which – considering they shipped 10 in their previous three – is a marked improvement.


Our betting prediction
Tony Watt to score in 90 minutes
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 21 December)

Their away form hasn’t necessarily followed with only one win in seven but Alexander will feel that as long as they keep picking up wins at Fir Park they can achieve their aim of a top six finish at the very least. ‘Well did finish third in 2019/20 but that was seen as an overachievement at the time.

Tony Watt continues to lead the scoring charts in the Premiership on nine goals. Watt is out of contract at the end of the season and is already being linked with a move elsewhere. He’s also been touted for a Scotland call-up such has been his impact.

Livingston Preview – Can Livi continue their good run on the road?

The situation in the bottom half of the division is so volatile that a couple of good results for a team can make all the difference in determining if they survive this season. As it stands, Livingston look to be well clear of relegation worries following a three match spell which has seen them take seven points. Going back further, they have lost only two of their last 11 in the league.

That’s enough to see Livi sit in eighth place and six points above bottom club St Johnstone. A win here could actually put them with a couple of points off the top six come close of play on Sunday.


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David Martindale is keen to see his team continue their good form before the three week break. Even a point here would be a decent result considering Motherwell’s strong home form. Livi’s results on their travels have been particularly good of late as well, though, with just one defeat in six – they’ve taken 11 points from that run.

The foundation of that good form has been their defence. They’ve kept three clean sheets and conceded only five from those six matches which is more than decent going for a team who were considered favourites for relegation.

Motherwell vs Livingston Betting Advice

Both these teams come into this game in good form but they will also be looking forward to a three weeks break as Scottish football hopes to welcome crowds back next month. Motherwell would cement themselves in fourth spot with a win whilst Livi would ensure they are at least six clear should they be victorious.

It was a 2-1 win for Motherwell when the teams met earlier in the season, That is a sixth win in nine games for them in this fixture.


Key Facts –  Motherwell vs Livingston Betting Tip

  • Motherwell are looking for a fourth straight home win for the first time in two years
  • Livi have kept three clean sheets in their last six away matches
  • ‘Well have won six of the last nine meetings between the two


Livingston are hard to beat as shown with only one loss in six away games. But it is Motherwell who have the winning home form and with Watt in tremendous form he can prove to be the difference.

Best Betting Odds for Motherwell vs Livingston

Motherwell: 5/4 Betfred
Draw: 9/4 at Betfred
Livingston: 11/5 at Betfred