Michael Higdon explains why Motherwell can beat Celtic to the Scottish Cup

Motherwell players celebrate at the final whistle as they beat Aberdeen 3-0 during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Motherwell and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on April 14, 2018 in...

Motherwell will attempt to stop Celtic from clinching the Scottish Cup having lost the League Cup final to them last November.

Motherwell players celebrate at the final whistle as they beat Aberdeen 3-0 during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Motherwell and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on April 14, 2018 in...

Motherwell and Celtic will face off on Saturday in the Scottish Cup final, and the clash will be their fifth meeting of the season.

The Steelmen lost 2-0 in the Scottish League Cup final against Brendan Rodgers' men in November and were also shredded in a 5-1 Scottish Premiership drubbing at Parkhead in December.

However, they held Celtic to a stalemate on two separate occasions, and former Motherwell striker Michael Higdon believes they can finally get one over the Scottish champions on Saturday.

The Former PFA Scotland Player of the Year, who bagged 43 goals in 82 appearances for the Fir Park outfit, reckons the Steelmen can surprise Celtic having already played a final at Hampden Park and with nothing to lose.

“Motherwell are a hard-working team and the manager has them really organised," Higdon told The Scottish Sun.

Kieran Tierney (R), of Celtic reacts at the final whistle after winning the Betfred League Cup during the Betfred League Cup Final between Celtic and Motherwell at Hampden Park on November...

“It’s just that little extra hurdle they need to get over. But they can do it. Everyone understands their roles and it is a hardworking team."

Well saw off Aberdeen and Rangers on their way to the Cup final, and with a chance to play in the Europa League next season on the line if they beat Celtic on Saturday, the Fir Park team definitely have a lot to play for.

It took a Cedric Kipre red card for the Hoops to finally overcome them last time out at Hampden Park, while they almost ran out winners three days later after Mikael Lustig scored an own goal with 12 minutes to go.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Scott Brown of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox...

However, Scott Sinclair saved the day from the spot two minutes from time, extending the Hoops unbeaten domestic run at the time to 66 games.

Motherwell have proven they can be a tough nut to crack for Celtic, and Saturday wouldn't be any different given what is at stake for both teams.

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