Motherwell to net narrow win

  • By: Gareth Friel
  • Last Updated: February 27 2014, 23:29 GMT

Our Scottish Premiership expert Gareth Friel predicts a narrow Motherwell win in his weekend preview.

Motherwell: Can beat Hearts this weekend
Motherwell: Can beat Hearts this weekend

Motherwell make a welcome return to Fir Park this weekend after losing their last two matches away from home 3-0 and 3-1.

They face Hearts on Saturday knowing a win is crucial with Aberdeen moving clear in second and chasers Inverness and Dundee United returning to form.

The bad news for the bottom-placed visitors is that 'Well have won all of their 13 games against sides from the bottom six in the Premiership table.

Hearts have been much improved in recent weeks though, their loss to Celtic last week their first since January 11.

The only side outside the top six the Jambos have beaten is Aberdeen and generally the class of the better teams shines through.

Nine of 'Well's 13 wins against the bottom six have been by a single goal and that is worth backing at 5/2.

Dundee United, as mentioned earlier, look to have rediscovered their form of November and December.

They have won their last three games, albeit all at home, the 3-1 destruction of Motherwell the main highlight.

United face a trip to Hibernian on Friday night looking for their first win on the road since mid-December.

Jackie McNamara's side have won plenty of plaudits this season for their expansive play and talented youngsters.

Andy Robertson was rewarded for his excellent form with a call-up to Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad.

The left-back has become renowned for his ability to get forward and has five goals to his name this season.

He came close on a number of occasions against Motherwell last week and he is well worth backing in the anytime goalscorer market at a big 11/1.

  • Posted at 2330 GMT on 27/02/2014.

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