Motherwell vs Celtic: TV channel, live stream, team news & previewAfter sealing League Cup glory at Hampden on Sunday, the Hoops are aiming to move back to the top of the Premiership Celtic made it seven domestic Scottish trophies in succession on Sunday when they beat Aberdeen 1-0 to claim the League Cup, but their attentions turn back to the league for a midweek clash against Motherwell at Fir Park. Brendan Rodgers’ side fell off the top of the table at the weekend, with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers taking over, albeit having played a game more than the Parkhead club. Nevertheless, that is a situation they will want to remedy as swiftly as possible. On Wednesday, they face an out-of-form Motherwell side that slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Livingston on Saturday and were recently thumped 7-1 by Rangers.
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Match Preview Ryan Christie’s thumping strike late in the first half against his former side was enough to condemn Aberdeen to a 1-0 defeat on Sunday and secure the League Cup for Celtic, who earned their seventh domestic trophy in succession. “I think it’s testament to the players in the two-and-a-half years I’ve been here, their appetite and their desire to learn and improve, ” manager Brendan Rodgers said on Tuesday, reflecting upon the latest success. The Northern Irishman is a character who is hungry form more, emphasising that as he added: “I'm obviously proud but I don't want to dwell on it because there's so much more we want to achieve.
Among those laid up for the short trip to Fir Park are Kristoffer Ajer, Nir Bitton and Daniel Arzani. Dedryck Boyata sustained a hamstring problem at the weekend and will miss a number of matches. Rotation is likely, with Craig Gordon, Leigh Griffiths and Scott Brown set for recalls. Possible Celtic starting XI: Gordon; Lustig, Benkovic, Simunovic, Tierney; Brown, Christie; Forrest, McGregor, Sinclair; Griffiths Betting & Match Odds Celtic are favourites to win according to bet365, who give odds of 2/9 on a victory for the league leaders. Motherwell are rated 9/1 to win and a draw is available at 5/1. Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.
And in injury time Rangers grabbed the equaliser, as ‘Well players again protested. As Donnelly claimed a foul, Jermaine Defoe headed towards the visitor’s box where he set up Scott Arfield. From 20 yards the Canadian’s thumping drive was beaten out by Mark Gillespie but only as far as Defoe, who from an angle, slammed the ball under the ‘keeper to make it all level at the interval. Ten minutes into the second half and with Rangers furiously pressing to take the lead, ‘Well made their first substitution Richard Tait replacing Carroll at left back.
Morelos’ only chance came when he latched on to a though ball but closely marshalled by Hartley the Columbian’s touch was gathered by Gillespie. Rangers finally grabbed the eventual winner after 79 minutes. Helander threw himself in front of Mugabi to nod Tavernier’s corner beyond the diving Gillespie and inside the ‘keeper’s right had post. Sherwin Seedorf immediately replaced Mugabi as Motherwell pressed Rangers for the closing stages in search of an equaliser.
Barlow A. Frizzell R. McKenzie E. Brophy G. Kiltie H. Bunn H. St Clair N. Kabamba K. Connell Domestic League Stats For Motherwell v Kilmarnock League Rank 3 8 Total Wins 14 9 Home Wins 7 6 Away Wins Total Draws 4 Home Draws 1 5 Away Draws Total Lost 12 15 Home Lost Away Lost 11 Goals Scored 41 31 Goals Scored Home 23 20 Goals Scored Away 18 Goals Against 38 Goals Against Home Goals Against Away 26 Clean Sheets Clean Sheets Home Clean Sheets Away 2 Av Goals Scored Per Game 1. 37 1. 03 Av Goals Scored Per Game Home 1. 53 1. 33 Av Goals Scored Per Game Away 1. 20 0. 73 Av Goals Against Per Game 1.
” The Hoops might have fallen to second in the league over the weekend, but with a game in hand over Rangers, Rodgers still feels they are in a fine state ahead of a tricky period in the season, in which Celtic will play a do-or-die Europa League home match with RB Salzburg next week. “We’re in a very good position as a team and as a club, ” he said. “We sit just behind in the league, with a game in hand, we’ve won our first cup competition, and have a great opportunity to qualify in Europe. “What’s been great about this year is the competition. There’s no doubt it’s increased in the division this year, with lots of teams stepping up and playing very well - the likes of Rangers and Kilmarnock.
The gauntlet has been thrown down. Game Motherwell vs Celtic Date Wednesday, December 5 Time 7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be streamed live online via B/R Live. US TV channel Online stream N/A B/R Live In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position Motherwell squad Goalkeepers Carson, Gillespie, Ferguson Defenders Hartley, Aldred, Mbulu, Dunne, Taylor-Sinclair, Tait, Donnelly Midfielders Campbell, McHugh, Grimshaw, Rose, Bigirimana, Gorrin, Turnbull, Cadden, Frear Forwards Tanner, Bowman, Samman, Main, Newell, Johnson Motherwell are bereft of a number of regular starters once more, including goalkeeper Trevor Carson. From their defence, meanwhile, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair and Charles Dunne are sidelined, and midfielder Craig Tanner is out.
Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Kilmarnock - Motherwell Football ClubDespite a terrific performance both tactically and in terms of commitment, Motherwell failed to take a point from an absorbing encounter at Ibrox. Devante Cole’s 20th minute strike was just reward for Motherwell’s positive start and first half display. Jermaine Defoe grabbed the equaliser just prior to the half-time whistle, but that failed to deter the Steelmen, who were eventually beaten by Filip Helander’s headed winner 11 minutes from time. Much to their credit the Fir Park men failed to fold and ended the game pressing the home side for a deserved equaliser and a well earned point.
Looking to reclaim third spot in the league Stephen Robinson made four changes from the side which lost to Aberdeen. Bevis Mugabi made his first start, and with Jake Carroll back from injury he formed a back five. Liam Donnelly, returning from suspension, was anchored in front of the back line providing ‘Well with a strong defensive unit to blunt a free scoring Rangers’ attack. However, at the other end of the park, and for the first time, the ‘Well boss opted to pair Christopher Long and Devante Cole in attack, in the hope of giving the home defence some problems of their own. As it tuned out the first couple of goal threats came from the visitors. With three minutes on the clock Long released Liam Grimshaw down the right flank and when his low cross was partially cleared the ball found Long but his curled effort flew over the crossbar. Two minutes later the former Blackpool striker was a couple of strides away from reaching Liam Polworth’s decisive through ball as Alan McGregor raced from his line to smother the threat.
Campbell again did the spade work releasing Cole who carried the ball towards the Rangers’ box before playing in Long. Although the angle was tight he failed to test McGregor firing his shot into the side netting. With 20 minutes remaining and the frustrations extending to the home stands, Gerrard sent on top goal scorer Alfredo Morelos. ‘Well then made a positive change when Jermaine Hylton took over from the tiring Long.
The home side had a couple of long range efforts off target as the ‘Well defence stood tall against a series of crosses. However, with 20 minutes played and just when the Ibrox fans thought their side was getting into its stride, the Fir Park men stunned them with the opening goal. Allan Campbell, who showed great tenacity at the edge of his own box to win a free kick, then popped up at the other end where his snap shot was blocked. With his back to goal Cole collected the loose ball tuned and from 15 yards drilled a low shot past the diving McGregor to give the Steelmen a lead to protect. Not surprisingly Rangers came surging forward in pursuit of a quick equaliser and within a couple of minutes there were two strong appeals for a penalty as they claimed the ball clattered off Peter Hartley’s and then Grimshaw’s arms.
Campbell, thriving on the midfield action, shrugged off a couple of challenges but after a smart exchange with Cole he just failed to play the on loan Wigan striker in behind the home defence. Despite Rangers’ possession around the box, Gillespie was well protected until 62 minutes when he threw himself low to his left to push Tavernier’s angled shot beyond his post. A minute later Donnelly’s trip on Defoe 20 yards from goal presented Tavernier with another set piece but the full back fired the free kick over Gillespie’s bar. As the Ibrox side became increasingly frustrated as they failed to break through the organised and hard working ‘Well defence, the Steelmen had a great chance to score on the counter-attack.
Mugabi, looking big and solid between Hartley and Declan Gallagher bravely charged down Greg Stewart’s powerful drive as the intensity around the visitor’s penalty area increased. Rangers were finally awarded a spot kick after 37 minutes. Heading for the byline, James Tavernier hit the ground as he nipped past Polworth much to the ‘Well man’s indignation. Despite the Fir Park players pleas to referee Andrew Dallas, the decision stood – only for Tavernier to smack the spot kick off the foot of the post. Three minutes from the break Steven Gerrard made an early change bringing on the highly rated Ryan Kent.
Undoubtedly their greatest issue, however, is the ongoing absence of striker Chris Cadden. Possible Motherwell starting XI: Gillespie; Mbulu, Aldred, Hartley, Tait, Bigirimana; Campbell, McHugh, Turnbull; Main, Johnson Position Celtic squad Goalkeepers Gordon, Bain, Hazard Defenders Izaguirre, Hendry, Simunovic, Gamboa, Boyata, Lustig, Benkovic, Ralston, Tierney Midfielders Brown, Sinclair, Hayes, Morgan, Rogic, Ntcham, Mulumbu, Ajer, McGregor, Forrest, Johnston, Kouassi Forwards Griffiths, Christie, Edouard Celtic have a significant list of injury problems to contend with, although many of these are familiar issues for Brendan Rodgers, who has been without a raft of players for much of this season.
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Motherwell vs Kilmarnock H2H Stats Record & ResultsMotherwell Kilmarnock Country: Scotland Stadium: Fir Park Address: Fir Park Street Coach: S. Robinson Home Form: W L D Away Form: Rugby Park Rugby Road A. Dyer Upcoming Motherwell Squad T. Carson M. Gillespie R. Tait J. Carroll L. Grimshaw P. Hartley B. Maguire C. Dunne L. Donnelly B. Mugabi D. Gallagher A. Campbell D. Turnbull J. Hylton L. Polworth R.
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