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Celtic v Motherwell Scottish FA Cup Prediction & Betting Tips – 19th May 2018

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Celtic v Motherwell Scottish FA Cup, 19th May 3.00pm

Celtic have the chance to land a domestic treble this weekend as they go into the FA Cup final against Motherwell. With the League title and the League Cup already in the trophy cabinet, Celtic kick-off as strong favourites at Hampden Park on Saturday. Motherwell pulled off a surprise semi final win over Aberdeen to set up a repeat of the 2011 Scottish FA Cup Final.

Celtic v Motherwell Scottish FA Cup Betting Odds*

Celtic 1/4, Draw 19/4, Motherwell 10/1* (Betting Odds taken at 5:27 p.m. on May 16th, 2018)

Celtic v Motherwell Scottish FA Cup Betting Tips

It has been another season of domestic success for Celtic, however, their form has dipped just a little bit since winning their Scottish FA Cup semi final tie against Rangers back in mid-April. Celtic are just W2 D1 L2 in their last five games suffering defeats in the Premiership against Hibernian and Aberdeen. The Premiership title was won at the end of April against Rangers, so perhaps they have taken their foot off the gas a little which is understandable. But it is still surprising though that they have failed to score in their last two matches. Celtic produced a 4-0 win over rivals Rangers in the semi-final and it has been pretty easy passage through the tournament for them. Celtic opened with a 5-0 win over Brechin before a 3-2 win over Partick Thistle. Celtic then eased past Greenock Morton in the quarter finals before that meeting with Rangers in the final four. So they haven’t given much up at the back and Celtic to win to nil is at 20/21 odds at bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 5:27 p.m. on May 16th, 2018).

This will be the fifth meeting between the two clubs this season with Celtic ahead from those games with two wins and two draws. Their most recent meeting was back in mid-March when the two played out a 0-0 draw at Fir Park. It means that Motherwell have come up with just the two goals in four games against Celtic this season. Back in November the two clashed at Hampden Park in the League Cup final with Celtic taking a 2-0 victory. Backing a repeat of that scoreline of a 2-0 win for Celtic in the bet365 correct score market can be done at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 5:27 p.m. on May 16th, 2018). Celtic remain undefeated in their last 10 against Motherwell across all competitions winning eight of those matches and five of those victories were with a clean sheet.

The Well have won three of their last four games so have a little bit of form behind them heading into the Scottish FA Cup final on the weekend. They have scored at least two goals in four of their last six matches played. They have remained pretty tight at the back as well having taken five clean sheets in the last seven games. They were up against Aberdeen in the FA Cup semi-final and produced a fantastic 3-0 win against the odds. Just like Celtic, Motherwell’s route to the final was pretty comfortable. They opened in the fourth round with a 2-0 win over Hamilton Academical and beat Dundee by the same scoreline in the fifth round. In the quarter-finals they had a tight squeeze to get past Hearts by a 2-1 Scoreline. Both teams to score in the final returns even money odds* (Betting Odds taken at 5:27 p.m. on May 16th, 2018). Motherwell will be underdogs for their big day out but have a bit of form going and pretty much have nothing to lose.

Celtic v Motherwell head to head

This will be the 32nd FA Cup game between Celtic and Motherwell and from those previous meetings it is Celtic 16-5 ahead matches. Four times they have met before in the Scottish FA Cup final itself in 1931, 1933, 1951 and 2011. Celtic won each of those finals. The 2011 final was the most recent meeting between them and it was a game which Celtic 3-0.

Who will win – Celtic v Motherwell Scottish FA Cup Predictions

Celtic have proven time and time again that they are just relentless and ruthless and can handle the big match occasion. They have already beaten Motherwell in one cup final this season can do the same again by taking a win to nil.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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