Celtic lie in wait on Sunday, as Motherwell travel to the east end of Glasgow on Ladbrokes Premiership business.
The champions are in formidable form, arriving at the match off of a huge victory away to Lazio in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night.
The story so far
Having won the last nine domestic trophies, Neil Lennon’s side booked their place for a shot at a 10th with a win over Hibernian in the Betfred Cup semi-final last weekend.
Against Motherwell, they fell behind early at Fir Park earlier in the season, before coming back to win 5-2.
Celtic have won 21 out of the 26 matches they have played in all competitions so far this season.
Of the other five, they’ve drawn three – against Hibernian, CFR Cluj and Rennes all away from home – while losing at Livingston and at home to CFR Cluj in UEFA Champions League qualifying.
Three to watch
Mohamed Elyounoussi’s spectacular recent performances have led to Celtic fans campaigning to make the Norwegian international’s stay at the club a permanent one.
The 25-year-old has been in superb form in recent weeks. Last weekend he notched a brace in the 5-2 Betfred Cup semi-final victory over Hibernian, starting off November on the same note as he ended the previous month in which he netted four times in four league matches.
A quite brilliant assist for James Forrest’s equaliser against Lazio was an excellent demonstration of Elyounoussi’s ability to create chances as well as putting them away and he is sure to pose a real threat to the ‘Well defence on Sunday.
Victory for Celtic over Lazio capped a memorable few days for Callum McGregor, who only 48 hours earlier had put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the champions.
His new contract Celtic Park is just reward for the midfielder who over the years has established himself as an integral figure in the green and white hoops. In the absence of Scott Brown, it is McGregor who wears the captains armband, and manager Neil Lennon has said that he believes he will take over from Brown in the role in the future.
McGregor graduated from the Celtic youth academy and has now been with the club for 18 years. Since breaking into the first-team squad, he has won five league titles, three Scottish Cups and three League Cups.
After failing to score in his last three appearances, Odsonne Edouard will be desperate to end his wait for a goal when the Steelmen visit the east end of Glasgow.
The French striker has already beaten Mark Gillespie once this season, when he came off the bench to score the fourth goal in Celtic’s 5-2 success at Fir Park back in August.
Since that game Edouard has added a further six Scottish Premiership goals and sits second behind Jermaine Defoe in the top scorer chart.
It’s not just in domestic action that the 21-year-old is thriving either. Last month he scored a hat-trick for France U21s as they defeated Slovakia 5-3 – taking his goal tally to nine in four appearances.
Get your tickets in advance
Tickets are available online now until Friday for collection from the Fir Park ticket office, or from the club shop on Saturday. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket office. We’re open until 4pm on Friday. The club shop will sell tickets from 10am to 12pm on Saturday. There will be no sales after this time.
|Adult||£30 / £27|
|Over 65s / 13-15s||£20 / £17|
|Under 13s||£12 / £9|
The cheaper price is for restricted view tickets. These will not be available until our full view tickets are sold out.
Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email email@example.com.
Can’t make it? Watch or listen live
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