The SPL is back after the international break and Motherwell couldn’t have asked for a tougher return to action than a visit to Celtic Park.
When Stuart McCall’s men last lined up against the Hoops it was Scottish Cup
final day at the end of the 2010-11 campaign and they went down with a whimper, losing 3-0.
That result came only seven days after Motherwell had ended their SPL campaign with a 4-0 defeat at Celtic Park, so it is perhaps no surprise that Celtic are priced at 11/50 with bwin to take all three points again on Saturday.
Motherwell fans looking for reasons to be optimistic will point to their 2-0 win over
Lennon’s men at Fir Park last season, but that might be clutching at straws. John
Sutton, the man who scored both goals that day, is now a Hearts player and
Motherwell can’t rely on home advantage this time around.
The Steelmen are priced at 23/2 to win the game, while the draw is 9/2. Punters
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With none of their major players involved in international action during the week,
Motherwell might well be fresher and more alert in the opening stages than Celtic, who saw many of their star players heavily involved for their countries in the Euro 2012 qualifying fixtures and friendlies.
You can back McCall’s men to open the scoring at 17/4, while they are 19/2 to
be ahead at half-time. Celtic are 28/1 to win the game from a losing position at half-time, while they are 3/1 to turn a half-time draw into a full-time win.
If you think that both teams could find the net in the first half, bwin are offering odds of 17/4 on this outcome. Punters who use their free £25 bet for joining bwin.com on this market could win £131.25 if successful.
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