Ahead of Celtic’s midweek trip to Fir Park to take on Motherwell we at Read Celtic will role-play and predict the starting XI.
We will be playing the role of Brendan Rodgers and will be choosing the starting XI, as well as predicting how the team will line-up on the pitch.
It also includes a bit of insight into what we expect from each player, and what they can do to make the difference.
Wednesday’s game will mark the second meeting between the sides within the next five days.
The Hoops clinched yet another piece of silverware after beating the Steelmen 2-0 at Hampden on Sunday in the League Cup final.
This is the first time Brendan Rodgers’ side will have played at Fir Park since the dramatic encounter back in December 2016, when the champions came back to secure a hard-fought 4-3 win.
To understand our prediction, you also need to see the latest team news ahead of the game. Here is our predicted eleven in a 4-2-3-1 formation for Wednesday night’s game.
Was solid at Hampden on Sunday. Looking to maintain his good form on Wednesday night.
Been a reliable defender domestically this season. When fit can offer stability at the back as well as some attacking threat.
Has been solid domestically. Can look for high balls from set-pieces and is usually calm and composed on the ball.
Is back from injury and will slot back in beside Boyata in defence. Can pose a real physical threat when on top of his game.
The young full-back never ceases to amaze fans and pundits with his ongoing improvement as a player both on and off the park. Is set to make his 103rd appearance for his boyhood club. A fine achievement at just 20-years-old.
The Hoops captain put in a superb shift on Sunday to guide his team to their first trophy of the season, and their fourth under Rodgers.
Has been in and out of the team in recent weeks but will have a good chance to impress on the road against a team who will be out for revenge after Sunday’s loss.
Could start his first game since recovering from a hamstring injury. Came off the bench on Sunday in what was his comeback game. Gave fans some extra entertainment with his silky skill and agility.
Didn’t start in Sunday’s final but did feature later on. May start on Wednesday night to give the Hoops more of an attacking edge.
Could be shifted over to the left-wing so he can have the freedom to cut inside and go for goal. Scored against Motherwell on Sunday and put in a workmanlike shift.
With Dembele out, it’s a no brainer that Griffiths will come in and lead the attacking line for Celtic.