Scottish Cup Final 2018 Preview

The last piece of silverware is up for grabs this Saturday as title winners Celtic clash with Stephen Robinson’s Motherwell in this season’s Scottish Cup Final.

The Steelmen will not only be aiming to ruin Celtic’s treble but will also been keen to avenge their two nil defeat in this season’s league cup final. A match in which Motherwell felt they may have been hard done by when at one nil Celtic were awarded a very soft penalty after a tackle by defender Cedric Kipre who was also sent off for the incident.

The Champions however will be heading to Hampden in search of the trophy that will confirm them as double treble winners, and as expected they go into the match as huge favourites.

Both side’s cruised into the final with both keeping clean sheets and winning convincingly. Motherwell brushed aside Aberdeen by three goals to nil and Celtic hammered old firm rivals Rangers four nil.

Well boss Stephen Robinson will be looking to striker Curtis Main to fire his side to glory after he bagged two goals in the semis. The Englishman has bagged eight goals since joining in January and is keen to add to that this weekend, he said:

“We’re there to win the final, that’s it. We’re not interested in double trebles, We’re interested in Motherwell lifting the trophy. Success is built on a collective unit and that’s we’ve been this season.”

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Callum McGregor:

McGregor has been instrumental for Brendan Rodgers this season and has been a consistent performer, providing a creative force to Celtics side. After chipping in with another goal against Rangers in the semis he’ll fancy himself for another in the final.

Tom Rogic:

Quite simply the man for the big occasions. Rogic has proved time and time again that he can produce on the big stage. The Aussie midfielder has a wand of  a left foot and will certainly need to be kept quiet by Motherwell.

Curtis Main:

The striker has been a revelation since he replaced Louis Moult, bagging eight goals and proving to be a handful for most defences in the league. Could be the man to fire his side to victory.

Ryan Bowman:

Not a certain to start the final but the English may very well be called upon to provide some firepower, and to rough up Celtic’s defence a bit with his physical style of play. Certainly a danger when on the pitch.

One thing is for sure – Celtic may be huge favourites to take home yet another trophy but Motherwell are there for more than just to make up the numbers. The Steelmen will be out to ruin Rodger’s day in what is set to be a cracking final.

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