St Mirren make their first trip of the season to ML1 on Saturday.
Here are the main topics going into the match.
Points to be gained
Nine points separate the two sides going into Saturday’s game, with Motherwell in fifth and St Mirren occupying the bottom spot in the table.
A win for the Steelmen would see them hold on to fifth spot, with Dundee United a point behind in sixth.
The Buddies could rise all the way to ninth if results go their way, with Livingston currently occupying the position with three more points and a six-goal better goal difference.
Bucking the trend
St Mirren are unbeaten in three against Motherwell in all competitions.
A 2-1 league win before the shutdown in 2019/20 came hot on the heels of a penalty shootout win in the Scottish Cup, after Stephen Robinson’s men came back from 4-1 down to level the scores. Before that, a 1-1 draw in Paisley in the same competition set up a replay.
Prior to that, it was Motherwell who had the upper hand, winning three and drawing one in succession.
The return of Richard Tait
The former Motherwell stalwart returns to Fir Park for the first time since his summer switch to Paisley.
Having made 142 appearances in claret and amber, the 31-year-old has impressed in defence, also netting two goals in his 16 appearances.