The calendar year concludes for Motherwell on Sunday in SWPL1, as Celtic come calling.
Eddie Wolecki Black’s side are looking to recover from a heavy defeat to Rangers last weekend, and take on another of the league’s full-time squads in trying to do so.
Kick-off on Sunday 13 December at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie is at 12.30pm.
The match, which is closed to supporters, can be watched for free live online on the BBC Sport Scotland website.
Tale of the tape
Motherwell and Celtic have faced each other four times over the years.
A Scottish Cup win for the Hoops back in 2015 was followed by a 0-0 draw on the first SWPL1 meeting back in March 2019.
A 2-1 win for Celtic at Ravenscraig was then followed by a 5-0 victory for our opponents in November last year.
Celtic sit five points off the top after six games, with Rangers two points ahead and Glasgow City leading by five.
The Glasgow side looked to be on the end of a shock home defeat to Forfar Farmington last weekend, before two late goals salvaged a 2-2 draw.
An opening day defeat to Glasgow City was followed by four wins on the bounce, scoring 18 goals and conceding two.
Defeat to Rangers last weekend made it one win from six for the women of steel on SWPL1 business this campaign, with the sole victory so far coming in a 3-0 crushing at Hearts.
“Facing the full-time players at Rangers and Celtic in successive weeks is going to be a challenge,” manager Wolecki Black said.
“That said, it is an opportunity for our team to gain experience against top players, and take the lessons learned into the new year.
“We have been competitive against Glasgow City and Hibernian already this season, and we’ve shown we can compete against the bigger teams. Hopefully, that will be the case again on Sunday.”