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19/05/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Hampden Park V Predicted Score:3 - 1

Away Motherwell

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Celtic to be in the lead at the break. In two of the last three Scottish Cup finals involving Celtic, the Bhoys have led at the break. That to happen again is 4/6 and a great way to get early value.

2 We fancy:

Celtic to win and both teams to score at 15/8. This result is undoubtedly the best way to get value on the inevitable Hoops win. The bet does rely on the Well finding the back of the net, but as they have scored in five of their last six matches, expect Motherwell to give Celtic something to think about in the game.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Motherwell to win on penalties is 25/1. No doubt Well head coach Stephen Robinson will know that if his side are going to win, they are going to have to level the playing field and penalties will do just that.

Team News

Celtic's Last Six:

Won: 3 Drawn: 1 Lost: 2

Brendan Rodgers’ quest for the treble will have to be done without defensive midfielder Nir Britton and right midfielder Jonny Hayes.

However, goalkeeper Craig Gordon may feature as he makes good progress on a knee injury picked up at the beginning of the month.

Motherwell's Last Six:

Won: 4 Drawn: 1 Lost: 1

Manager Stephen Robinson may be able to call upon midfielder Andy Rose despite fracturing his collarbone against Ross County last month.

Centre-back Peter Hartley could also be called into action as he aims to shake off a foot injury.

Celtic vs Motherwell Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Brendan Rodgers is looking to lead Celtic to a second successive domestic treble against Motherwell when they meet in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday

History awaits Celtic if they can overcome a stubborn Motherwell side to claim back-to-back domestic trebles. Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops have once again shown they are the dominant force in Scottish football and it will take a mammoth effort to knock them off that perch. Motherwell have a chance on Saturday and despite being overwhelming underdogs, our Scottish Cup predictions give the Well at least an outside shot.

Celtic are 1/4 to win and that is hardly surprising. The Bhoys have 37 Scottish Cups to their name and have only lost once to Motherwell in their last 19 meetings, making anything other than a Celtic win a huge shock with the football predictions backing the Hoops for title number 38.  

Motherwell are 10/1 to win and at that price are worth an outside bet. The Steelmen have won the competition twice before but not since 1991 and did lose the final to Celtic in 2011. However, a solid 0-0 draw against the Bhoys in March despite being reduced to 10 men means Motherwell could be a solid if unlikely outside tip in today’s football betting tips for the weekend.    

The draw is 19/4. It seems Motherwell’s only hope of winning may be dragging this one all the way to penalties and today’s football prediction is that Motherwell will set up for the draw at the 90-minute mark. However, as only one cup final has gone to extra-time this century, the better football score predictions are for a match winner inside the distance.

Over 3.5 goals is 6/4 and goals galore is expected in this Scottish Cup preview. There have been some high-scoring contests in recent years between the two including a 5-1, a 5-0, and a 7-0 making one of the best football betting tips to back plenty of goalmouth action.

A goal before 25 minutes is 5/6 and that is one of the best football predictions for this game. The last two cup finals have seen a goal scored in the opening 10 minutes and considering the number of goals that have been involved in matches between the pair, you may as well get an early winning bet.

Predicted Score: Celtic 3 - 1 Motherwell

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Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!