Report: Motherwell vs Celtic heading for a sellout capacity
Motherwell vs Celtic is heading for a sellout on Saturday with the Hoops having snapped up their full “reduced allocation”, according to the Daily Record.
Despite all physical distancing and red zone requirements being lifted by the Scottish Government for football games, Celtic will still have a shortened capacity.
However, the Record has reported that there are now only 150 tickets available to the Motherwell support ahead of the weekend. The Steelmen sit two places above Celtic in the table.
In addition to that, supporters won’t require vaccine certificates for this Saturday’s game either. Despite spot-checks being implemented for crowds over 10,000, the rule won’t officially be enforced until Monday 18th October.
Hibernian have announced that they will trial the spot-check system this weekend. But with Motherwell’s capacity being capped at under 10,000, it won’t be required at Fir Park.
Celtic fans are preparing to make their third away trip of the season after taking in recent games against Livingston and Aberdeen respectively.
Celtic fans set to make their voices heard at Fir Park on Saturday
The atmosphere in North Lanarkshire is going to be electric this weekend. Not just because of the full-house, but considering it’s the first game after the international break, everyone will be buzzing for kickoff.
The Celtic support made a key difference at Pittodrie two weeks ago when they helped push the Hoops over the line. But it’s been mixed fortunes since their return to away matches this season after Livingston beat us 1-0 last month.
Celtic have to start looking at the teams above them and charge ahead with the momentum of the Pittodrie win in their sails. Motherwell are first up, and a win over them will have Ange Postecoglou’s side one step closer to winning their spot back at the top of the Premiership.
As for the vaccine passports, it’s going to be interesting to see how the spot-check goes at Easter Road this weekend. Celtic’s first game in which the system will be enforced is looking like Ferencvaros in the Europe League on Tuesday night.
All we can do is hope for a smooth operation. The biggest fear fans will have is that they’ll still potentially be stuck in queues with only 5 minutes till kickoff.
At the very least, that’s not an issue they’ll have to concern themselves with on Saturday.