Motherwell can make life tough for Celtic
Champions looked laboured in cup success
BT Sport 2, 7.45pm
Celtic made it seven trophies in a row for Brendan Rodgers with a Betfred Cup win over Aberdeen, but their success was surprisingly laboured and they were a long way from their best.
Motherwell are an inconsistent team capable of hammering Aberdeen and drawing with Rangers at home, but they were also thrashed at Ibrox and lost at Livingston.
But they tend to reserve their best work for Fir Park especially on big occasions and they won't make it easy for the Hoops.
Motherwell +2 on handicap
1pt 19-20 Ladbrokes
Celtic haven't conceded a goal in their last six domestic games.
Motherwell are without long-term injury victims Chris Cadden, Trevor Carson and Craig Tanner.
Celtic are missing Kristoffer Ajer, Kouassi Eboue, Daniel Arzani, Marvin Compper and Nir Bitton. Dedryck Boyata is expected to miss out after a head knock against Aberdeen. Craig Gordon will return in goal.
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