Following a disappointing exit from the Champions League, Scottish Champions Celtic will be looking to bounce back this weekend as they take on Motherwell. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 5 pm.
Motherwell is having a rough start to the Scottish Premiership without any win so far. However, the side will cherish their win over side Glentoran in the Europa League first qualifying round.
After starting the season on a low note following the Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo coronavirus fears, Neil Lennon was hoping to record a good start to their Champions League qualifying rounds. The side suffered a 2-1 home defeat to side Ferencvaros in the midweek fixture. The fall from Champions League football raises an eye over the availability of the Northern Irishman.
Rumors rocking the camp is that several key players have issued transfer requests. At the end of the season, Neil Lennon was shy of acknowledging any transfer requests from the player. The title defenders, even with two games in hand, have to worry over the gap against their rivals Rangers leading the table.
Even though Celtic head into the match as favorites, Motherwell might have received the boost they needed to register their first win in the Europa qualifications. Celtic might have to worry about their current form with title under threat. It remains up to Lennon to shake off the loss and make a comeback at home.
Celtic vs. Motherwell Head to Head
Both sides have played 55 games together with Celtic taking home 42 wins while Motherwell with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Celtic 1-2 Ferencvarosi TC
Dundee United 0-1 Celtic
Celtic 6-0 KR Reykjavik
Kilmarnock 1-1 Celtic
Celtic 5-1 Hamilton Academical
Motherwell 5-1Glentoran FC
Motherwell 0-1 Hamilton Academical
Hibernian 0-0 Motherwell
Motherwell 2-2 Livingston
Motherwell 0-1 Dundee United
Celtic Team News
After picking a thigh injury in the midweek fixture, Odsonne Edouard will miss the Sunday clash. After netting his first goal on his debut from West Ham, Albian Ajeti will be looking for a call-up. The future of Kristoffer Ajer remains in the air with a possible transfer move to the Premier League.
Motherwell Team News
Robinson will be looking to maintain the same starting XI without any alterations to the side. It remains a doubt whether Tony Watt might start against his former club.
Prediction and Odds
Celtic will come out all guns blazing to shake off the Champions League exit to regain their stay at the top.
Goals Over 2.5
Away: No Score