It’s been a fantastic season for Stuart McCall and Motherwell.
Currently sitting six points ahead of third-placed Inverness CT with just four games to go, they look all but assured of a second-placed finish in the SPL table and the Europa League place that goes with it.
Star striker Michael Higdon sits top of the SPL scoring charts, two goals ahead of Leigh Griffiths, and that achievement brought with it a nomination for PFA Player of the Year in the same month that midfielder Nicky Law won the Player of the Month award and McCall picked up the Manager of the Month accolade.
But as queues of suitors line up to cherry-pick the likes of Higdon, Law, James McFadden, Darren Randolph, Shaun Hutchison, Henrik Ojamaa and Chris Humphrey in the summer, this brilliant ‘Well team is probably gearing up for its last hurrah.
How fitting it would be, then, if they could cap one of their best seasons in living memory by beating champions Celtic at Fir Park for the second time this campaign?
Bwin will give you odds of 31/10 on a home win and considering the Steelmen did just that just two months ago at the same venue, this could be a great shout.
Neil Lennon’s men, however, will still be in buoyant mood after securing the title last Sunday and will be motivated by the anger of seeing none of their players nominated for the PFA’s top award despite their impressive season – a decision which Lennon called ‘abysmal’.
The visitors are 3/4 to cut their hosts down to size, but the best bet in this one could be backing a draw.
With Sunday’s game set to be the third meeting between the sides in Lanarkshire this season, the scoreline currently sits at one win each.
Motherwell are unbeaten in their last seven SPL games, having won five, while Celtic are unbeaten in their last four, winning three, so the draw really does look like an appealing option in this one.
That outcome is on offer at 5/2 and new customers to bwin who use their free £20 bet for signing up online to back the draw will walk away with £70 if successful.