A Celtic win against Motherwell sets up Sunday pressure pot at Pittodrie

Back to home comfort’s tomorrow, let’s hope we kick on from humbling Aberdeen…

Hyunjun Yang and Matt O’Riley should both start (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Tomorrow is the return of the proper football after the inconvenience of international football. The international break is always dour, especially when it was meaningless games that were being played, with Scotland already through to Euro2024 in Germany.

But we can all breathe a sigh of relief as the bhoys are back in action tomorrow. Not just that it’s a home game, our second in succession after that run of tough away games.

Anthony Ralston and  James Forrest could both start against Motherwell. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

In our last game we of course trounced Aberdeen 6-0 in what was undoubtedly our best display of the campaign so far. Not just because of the scoreline, but by the manner of our play. We were tremendous. Everything seemed to click into place.

Tomorrow the visitors to Celtic Park are Motherwell. The Steelmen have been on a dire run recently, but I wouldn’t read much into that as, like most clubs in the country, they will treat this game like a cup final. Our last game against them at Fir Park was a close call with a dramatic late winner from Matt O’Riley winning us the game and the three points. So despite their poor form we know they will still be a tough nut to crack.

But if we play in the manner we did against Aberdeen we will win comfortably, of that I have no doubt. Free flowing entertaining football will be great, but like every other game the three points is the main thing.

Odin Thiago Holm or David Turnbull is a call Brendan Rodgers will have to make

Brendan Rodgers is likely to make some changes with both Luis Palma and Alistair Johnston just back from international duties this morning. Both are likely to be on the bench so that could open the door for Anthony Ralston and James Forrest to get the nod.

A win will increase Celtic’s lead to eleven points ahead of Sunday’s match at Pittodrie where Aberdeen will apparently by trying really hard for a change, against theRangers who will be under real pressure to get a result.

I’ll go for their penalty coming in the 10th minute.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

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  1. What is wrong with you people?
    A Celtic win against Motherwell, full stop!
    Win our games, and who cares what happens elsewhere?