Celtic are in the unusual position of needing to make up ground on table toppers Aberdeen, however a win at Celtic Park against Motherwell can send the Parkhead side to the summit of the SPL.
Aberdeen will be cautiously looking over their shoulders this evening, second placed Celtic enjoying two games in hand over the league leaders and set to overtake them in the race for the Scottish Premier League title tonight.
Aberdeen are in excellent form at present and Celtic will be in no doubt that they must follow their impressive 2-0 win at Hamilton Accies with a second victory against Motherwell. We’ll be expecting a home win on this occasion, however a best price of 1/6 with Coral offers no value whatsoever and we’ll be looking elsewhere for our betting options.
Celtic Park is certainly something of a fortress this season, only Hamilton managing a win there this season so far. This record is unlikely to be overturned when Motherwell come to town tonight.
Indeed, ‘Well are in dreadful form and look extremely unlikely to emulate their success of last season when they finished second in the top flight. They come into this match on the back of three successive defeats with eleven goals conceded in that time. As such, a win for the visitors is very unlikely hence a best price of 22/1 at Boylesports.
Kris Commons has been the subject of much speculation recently, however manager Ronny Deila has made it clear that the Parkhead favourite will be remaining at the club for the foreseeable future and we fancy the midfielder to open the scoring in tonight’s match.
Motherwell are a different team to that which soared to second place in the table at the end of last season and celtic will be expecting an easy ride at Celtic Park.
Our betting tips
First Goalscorer, Kris Commons – Bet365 15/4
Celtic to win 2-0 – BetVictor 13/2
All odds were correct at time of posting.