Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Hibernian will be looking to build on a splendid 4-1 win over St. Johnstone when they host Motherwell at their Easter Road Stadium. The Hibs did well to put an end to their ten-game winless run in the Scottish Premiership, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Eddie May’s men aim to keep on climbing the standings, but the game against Motherwell will be anything but a walk in the park for them.
The Steelmen, on the other hand, failed to spoil Celtic’s party in Glasgow in their last league fixture. Motherwell sit in the 4th position in the standings ahead of the trip to Edinburgh. Since they have already recorded three wins on the road so far this season, we predict that the visitors are going to grab something from the Easter Road Stadium clash. One of the men to watch in the away team will be talented winger Sherwin Seedorf, while Motherwell defenders should have Christian Doidge, who scored a hat-trick against St. Johnstone, at bay.
Highlighted Player (Chris Maxwell):
Chris Maxwell is a Welsh goalkeeper who was born in St Asaph on July 30, 1990. Maxwell began his youth career at Penrhyn Bay (1998-2000) and in 2000 he moved to Wrexham. The 188-cm-tall shoot-stopper made his first-team debut for Wrexham at the age of 18 and he played 76 league games for the club from 2008 to 2012.
During the 2008/2009 season he spent six months on loan at Welsh club Connah’s Quay Nomads and in 2012 he joined Fleetwood Town. Chris Maxwell made 110 appearances in the league for the Trawlermen and on May 16, 2016 he signed a three-year deal with Championship side Preston North End. You should know that he managed to keep clean sheets in 38 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign.
Due to his dual citizenship, Maxwell is capable of representing both Wales and Scotland at senior level, but he played for the Dragons at youth level, being capped for the U21 team 16 times.
Highlighted Team (Motherwell):
Motherwell are professional football club that compete in the Scotland Premiership. The Steelmen play home games at Fir Park, the stadium which can hold up to 13,677 spectators, wearing amber and claret shirts.
White, on the other hand, is the dominant colour of the club’s away kit. Founded in 1886, Motherwell won their first domestic trophy in the 1931/32 season, leaving Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic behind them in the standings. Speaking of the Scottish Cup, the Steelmen have two titles in the cup competition. In the 1951/52 season, Motherwell defeated Dundee 4-0 in the Scottish Cup final, with the team repeating the success 39 years later as they outplayed Dundee United 4-3 in the title game.
The likes of Hamilton Academical and Airdrieonians are regarded as the club’s bitterest rivals. The games between these clubs are known as the Lanarkshire derby. Hughie Ferguson is leading the club’s all-time goal-scoring chart as he netted 284 goals for the Steelmen in league matches.