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Celtic vs Motherwell: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

1:11 PM GMT 19/05/2018
Brendan Rodgers Celtic
Will Celtic be able to assure their dominance in Scottish football by beating Motherwell, or will an upset be on the cards?

Celtic will be looking to achieve a consecutive sweep of domestic trophies and are 37-time winners of the cup. 

Motherwell have won the Scottish Cup twice before, last winning it in 1991. Celtic have already beaten Motherwell – seventh in the Scottish league – in the League Cup final in November, with the score finishing at 2-0.

Having already won their seventh Scottish title in a row after defeating Rangers 5-0, they could continue to assert their dominance in Scottish football by claiming victory over Motherwell.

Game Celtic vs Motherwell
Date Saturday, May 19
Time 15:00pm BST / 10:00am ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel & Live Stream

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Football and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
BBC1 Scotland and Sky Sports Sky Go

Squads & Team News

Position Celtic players
Goalkeepers Gordon, Dorus de Vries, Bain
Defenders Simunovic, Gamboa, Boyata, Lustig, Compper, Tierney
Midfielders Brown, Armstrong, Hayes, Rogic, Ntcham, Ajer, McGregor, Miller, Musonda, Kouassi, Sinclair
Forwards Roberts, Griffiths, Dembele, Forrest, Johnston

Defender Jack Hendry is cup-tied for Celtic and Jonny Hayes, Nir Bitton and Odsonne Edouard are all out injured.

Confirmed Celtic starting XI: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Ajer, Tierney; Brown Ntcham; McGregor, Rogic, Forrest; Dembele. Subs: Bain, Simunovic, Armstrong, Sinclair, Roberts, Griffiths, Kouassi.

Position Motherwell players
Goalkeepers Carson, Griffiths
Defenders Tait, Hammell, Hendrie, Grimshaw, Hartley, McHugh, Plummer, Dunne, Aldred, Kipre, Campbell, Maguire
Midfielders Bigirimana, Cadden, Frear, Rose, Petravicius, MacLean, Turnbull
Forwards Main, Bowman

Motherwell midfielder Andy Rose has recovered from a collarbone injury but remains to be a doubt due to a calf strain.

Peter Hartley returned to training after an injury to the foot in December, though is a doubt, as well as James Scott who has a broken toe. George Newell, Craig Tanner and Ellis Plummer are all absentees and loanee Nadir Ciftci is unable to face his parent club.

Confirmed Motherwell starting XI: Carson, Tait, Grimshaw, Cadden, McHugh, Main, Bowman, Dunne, Aldred, Kipre, Campbell. Subs: Griffiths, Bigirimana, Hartley, Frear, Petravicius, Turnbull, Maguire.

Betting & Match Odds

Odds on Celtic to be domestic champions once again are 1/4, while a draw is favourable at 9/2 and Motherwell staging an upset available at 9/1.

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Match Preview

The good news for Rodgers' side is that goalkeeper Gordon has passed a fitness test and will return to the side after missing three games due to a knee injury.

Celtic are already heavy favourites to win the tie and would be on course to win their third trophy of the season.

"You hear lots of talk around these games, saying it is the team that wants it more," Rodgers told reporters.

"Finals are about a wee bit more than that. Everyone wants to win but you have to have that emotional control in order to play football.

"You have to be physical, you've got to compete but you have to be able to play your game and that is something that the players have done here very well, in all the semi-finals and finals that they have played."