Motherwell v Celtic: Kick-off time, television info and more

Celtic's Scott Brown, Craig Gordon and Leigh Grifiths celebrate winning the final with the trophy

Brendan Rodgers' side make the short trip to Fir Park on Saturday looking to maintain their imposing lead at the top of the table.

To say Celtic have been dominant in the Scottish Premiership this season is somewhat of an understatement.

The Bhoys have played three less games than their nearest challengers yet still hold an eight point lead at the summit; it is too early to be popping champagne corks but the destination of the title looks sealed before most Christmas trees have gone up.

The latest team to try and stop them in their tracks are Motherwell, who sit sixth but are just two points off the bottom due to the highly condensed nature of the lower half of the table.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates winning the final with the trophyCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates last weekend's Scottish League Cup triumph

The Key Battle - Chris Cadden vs Tom Rogic

The battle between the two goalscoring midfielders will be crucial in this match.

Local lad and academy graduate Cadden has impressed for the hosts this season and been rewarded with a new contract as a result, while Rogic excelled in Celtic's League Cup final triumph last weekend.

Celtic's Tomas Rogic in action with Borussia Monchengladbach's Jannik VestergaardCeltic's Tomas Rogic in action with Borussia Monchengladbach's Jannik Vestergaard

Last Meeting:

Goals from Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele secured a 2-0 win for Celtic in October's league meeting at Parkhead.

You have to go back to April 2013 for the last time Motherwell won this fixture, when three quick goals either side of half-time saw them run out 3-1 winners.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts with Scott Sinclair appluads fans after the matchCeltic's Patrick Roberts with Scott Sinclair appluads fans after the match

Recent league form – most recent last:

Motherwell - LLWLWL

Celtic - WWWWWW

Who’s the ref?

Kevin Clancy takes charge at Fir Park in what will be his 17th game of the season.

The previous 16 have seen 58 yellow cards and one red.

Motherwell manager Mark McGheeMotherwell manager Mark McGhee

What time is kick off?

The game starts at 12.15pm on Saturday lunchtime.

Where can I watch it?

Sky Sports 5 are showing this clash, with build-up beginning at 12pm.


Motherwell - 12/1

Draw - 11/2

Celtic - 1/5

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