Celtic have nothing to fear from Motherwell in Scottish Cup final

Celtic booked their place in the final of the Scottish Cup against Motherwell on Saturday, May 19 after thrashing Rangers 4-0 in the semi-final. The Hoops look set to win their seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title, so success in the Cup will see them seal back-to-back domestic trebles.

It will be the second time Motherwell clash with Celtic in a cup final this season, having finished runners-up to Brendan Rodgers side in the League Cup in November, but they may not be able to stop the Bhoys this time either.

Motherwell’s Scottish Cup run this season

  • (20/1/18) Motherwell 2-0 Hamilton Academical
  • (10/2/18) Dundee FC 0-2 Motherwell
  • (4/3/18) Motherwell 2-1 Hearts
  • (14/4/18) Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen

Celtic’s Scottish Cup run

  • (20/1/18) Celtic 5-0 Brechin
  • (10/2/18) Celtic 3-2 Partick Thistle
  • (3/3/18) Celtic 3-0 Greenock Morton
  • (15/4/18) Celtic 4-0 Rangers

Both sides have had convincing cup runs to make it this far, but Celtic have dominated head-to-heads with Motherwell in recent years. The Bhoys have lost just once to the Steelmen since 2013 but have been held to a draw in their two away meetings this season.

Celtic’s head-to-record with Motherwell under Brendan Rodgers

  • 18/3/18 (Premiership) Motherwell 0-0 Celtic
  • 2/12/17 (Premiership) Celtic 5-1 Motherwell
  • 29/11/17 (Premiership) Motherwell 1-1 Celtic
  • 26/11/17 (League Cup final) Motherwell 0-2 Celtic
  • 18/2/17 (Premiership) Celtic 2-0 Motherwell
  • 3/12/16 (Premiership) Motherwell 3-4 Celtic
  • 15/10/16 (Premiership) Celtic 2-0 Motherwell
  • 10/8/16 (League Cup last-16) Celtic 5-0 Motherwell

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