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Celtic v Motherwell Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

5:34 PM MYT 19/05/2018
Kieran Tierney Celtic
Brendan Rodgers' Hoops are strong favourites but our tipster is anticipating a tight tussle in Saturday's Scottish Cup final showdown at Hampden Park

Celtic will complete a historic back-to-back domestic treble should they see off Motherwell in Saturday's Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

The Hoops have won each of the five Scottish trophies they have contested since Brendan Rodgers was appointed as manager - including a 2-0 win against Stephen Robinson's 'Well in the League Cup final earlier this season.

Latest odds

Given that domestic dominance, it is little surprise that SportPesa have made the Scottish champions their 4/19 (1.21) favourites to take the trophy inside 90 minutes.

Motherwell are aiming to win the Scottish Cup for only the third time in their history, with the Steelmen last securing the silverware after a thrilling 4-3 victory against Dundee United back in 1991.

The Fir Park outfit are chalked up as a 19/2 (10.50) chance to win inside 90 minutes this weekend, while SportPesa go 9/2 (5.50) that extra time and, potentially, penalty kicks are required to separate the sides in Glasgow.

Team news

Celtic Goalkeeper Craig Gordon and striker Odsonne Edouard face a race to prove their fitness, but Leigh Griffiths should be available for selection after coming off the bench last weekend.

Motherwell captain Carl McHugh scored the winning goal in the quarter-final and missed the semi-final through suspension, but he will lead the team on Saturday.

Striker Nadir Ciftci is on loan from Celtic so is ineligible, but Curtis Main, who scored twice in the semi-final win against Aberdeen, will return after being rested last weekend.

In-form 'Well

Motherwell will come into this clash in confident mood, for they have lost just two of their last 10 matches, keeping a clean sheet in five of their last seven fixtures.

SportPesa go 25/4 (7.25) that 'Well keep the Hoops at bay - as they did in a goalless draw at Fir Park in March - while the same firm go 9/1 (10.0) that 'Well win without conceding.

Tips and predictions

Robinson's well-drilled side can certainly keep things tight against the Hoops and, so, SportPesa's 6/5 (2.20) quote for fewer than three goals to be scored in Saturday's Scottish Cup final could well represent good value for punters.

Under 2.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) for a 2pt stake with SportPesa