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Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Motherwell can keep leaders Celtic in their sights

Don't expect champions to run away with victory

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
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Motherwell v Celtic
Ladbrokes Premiership, Sky Football, 2.15pm Sunday

Motherwell are worth a punt on the handicap against a Celtic side who practically wrapped up the Ladbrokes Premiership title last week.

The Bhoys' win with ten men against Rangers at Ibrox surely ended any notion of a battle for the league crown and there's a chance Celtic could take their foot off the gas.

Motherwell blow hot and cold and have lacked any real consistency since a purple patch in autumn, but on their day they can give anyone a game.

The Hoops should have enough about them to get the victory, but they usually get a tough test at Fir Park.

Recommendation
Motherwell +2 on handicap
1pt 19-20 Betway

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Team news
Motherwell
Well are without Craig Tanner, Liam Grimshaw, Peter Hartley and Ellis Plummer.

Celtic
Jozo Simunovic is suspended, while Leigh Griffiths, Jonny Hayes and Craig Gordon are out.

Key stat
Celtic have not beaten Motherwell by two goals or more in their last six trips to Fir Park


Raith v East Fife

Ladbrokes League One, BBC Alba, 4.10pm Sunday

East Fife can claim a least a draw in the Fife derby against an out-of-sorts Raith.

The Methil men have picked up recently with three wins in a row in Ladbrokes League One.

In contrast, Barry Smith's side have come unstuck at a crucial moment in their duel with Ayr for the title and a midweek loss at Forfar would suggest the wheels have somewhat come off for the Kirkcaldy side.

Fife have a dreadful record against their neighbours, but they are playing with some degree of confidence now and can get something at a nervy Stark's Park.

Recommendation
East Fife or draw double chance
1pt 11-8 bet365

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Team news
Raith
Scott Robertson and John Herron are injured for Rovers.

East Fife
Darren Young has a full squad to pick from.

Key stat
It's 30 years since East Fife last beat Raith.


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