Celtic are unlikely to find the going easy when they travel to Fir Park this weekend.
The Hoops face Motherwell on Saturday lunchtime as they aim to make it two wins from two at the start of the Premiership season. However, it isn’t expected to be easy against Stephen Robinson’s outfit.
The Steelmen may have drawn their league opener at Livingston, but the 0-0 draw was the first match in five that they haven’t won this season. ‘Well topped their Betfred Cup group emphatically after winning all four matches. They’re still to concede a goal in nearly 500 minutes of football so far this campaign.
Celtic must find a way to win at Fir Park
Added to that, it’s been close to three years since Celtic won at Fir Park. The Hoops may only have visited three times since 2016 but they’ve drawn all three occasions – dropping six league points.
Fans are likely to remember our last success at the stadium. It was a dramatic clash in the ‘Invincible’ season when Brendan Rodgers’ side came from 2-0 and 3-2 behind to win 4-3. Tom Rogic scored the winner that day with an emphatic right-footed shot in injury time.
The Aussie won’t be around for Neil Lennon’s men on Saturday but Ryan Christie will be looking to have a similar impact. The 24-year-old is the league’s top scorer after a treble in the opening day victory over St. Johnstone. He’ll be a strong contender for the first goal if he’s chosen by Lennon.
Even at this early point in the season there’s little margin for error. The Celtic team will know that as they travel to Lanarkshire.