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Motherwell to get back on track

Motherwell to get back on track


After drawing with Hibs and losing out to Aberdeen, Motherwell can get back on track this weekend by lowering the colours of Partick Thistle at Fir Park.

The Steelmen have made a decent start to the Scottish Premiership season and had won three on the spin prior to their 2-2 draw with promoted Hibs earlier in the month.

With three wins and three defeats from six games however it tends to be all or nothing for Steve Robinson’s side but they’ll be glad to see Thistle arriving in town on Saturday.

Motherwell have been winning at both half-time and full-time in eight of their last 10 home matches against Partick Thistle in all competitions and they are fancied at 6/5 to win this clash.

Thistle remain without a win after seven games and may struggle once more at a ground which hasn’t been kind to them in recent times.

Champions Celtic (2/9 to win) welcome former boss Neil Lennon to Parkhead as an opposing boss for the first time on Saturday.

It has already been a landmark week for Brendan Rodgers’ side as they achieved a terrific Champions League away-day success in Belgium on Wednesday.

There is nothing quite like karma in football however and would it really be a massive surprise should former Hoops boss Lennon be the man that ends Celtic’s long unbeaten run domestically?

Hibs have already won at Ibrox this season and, with Celtic having underperformed at home to St Johnstone in the league in September, there might just be some juice in backing Hibs at 10/1 to stun the champions – who could have their eyes off the ball after the midweek success against Anderlecht.

Rangers may have lost last weekend’s Old Firm derby but there were plenty positives from the first-half display given by Pedro Caixinha’s team against Celtic.

Of course, they must now build on that by putting together a decent run in the league themselves and the Light Blues can condemn Hamilton Accies to a four straight league defeat on Friday night (Rangers to win 10/21).

Kilmarnock and Ross County meet at Rugby Park on Saturday and, with just one between them in 14 league games so far, another stalemate could ensue with the draw appealing at 11/5.

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Enda McElhinney Our racing expert, Enda studies cards in both England and Ireland on a daily basis and knows all the details you need to know when trying to select a winner. He is also a regular football writer and has strong knowledge of the Scottish game, with golf another specialised sport on his CV.