Celtic v Motherwell Betting Preview
Betfred Scottish League Cup 2nd Round
Location: Celtic Park
Date: 10th August 2016
Live on BT Sport 2
Celtic fans watching their win over Hearts will know there is plenty of work to do.
But they will have been buoyed by Brendan Rodgers ability to amend the shape of the side to meet the challenge facing them. That was one of the big criticisms of Ronny Deila. Furthermore the current incumbent has proven himself willing to throw caution to the wind and go for the win.
On Sunday he took off a defender and threw on Tom Rogic. Celtic were under the cosh somewhat at the time. The gamble could have backfired but it didn’t. It worked a treat. While The Hoops fans will appreciate they are on a long road they can already see progress.
That progress should lead them to the Premiership title. Furthermore there are plenty of Celtic fans who would like to see the League Cup back in the club’s trophy cabinet. That journey should start with a win over Motherwell on Wednesday.
The Steelmen recorded an excellent victory here in the league last season. But their freshest memories are of the 7-0 drubbing on the league’s final day. They have arrested that form with four wins in a row but have exhibited some inconsistency in their play.
An excellent first half against Rangers was followed by a second half in which they were heavily dominated. They also needed decent second half showings to eventually ease away from Annan, Stranraer and East Stirling. A 0-2 lead against Kilmarnock became a close run thing at the weekend.
Motherwell’s best hope for progression could come in Celtic’s team selection. Some fringe players may get a run out. Kolo Toure may be spared from playing two games in quick succession. At least until he gets up to speed.
Celtic v Motherwell Betting Preview Best Betting Odds
Both teams to score has a chance at 2.1 (11/10) with Bwin but Motherwell are missing Louis Moult which limits their chances. The price for +2.5 goals is short at 1.53 (8/15) with Marathon Bet.
Celtic -2 Asian Handicap has potential at 2.05 (21/20) with bet365. But team news could sway me from taking the plunge.
Celtic v Motherwell Betting Preview Free Football Tips & Predictions
Celtic -2 Asian Handicap @ 2.05 (21/20)