Our prediction for this Scottish Premiership match:
Rangers will look to build on the Old Firm derby win over Celtic when they take on Motherwell at Fir Park. The Gers did well to make it to the Scottish Cup final, but they have slim chances of defending the Premiership trophy. All Filip Helander, Alfredo Morelos, and Ianis Hagi are out for the rest of the season, while Aaron Ramsey is unlikely to feature against Motherwell after limping off with injury in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
The Well, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with Livingston in their last league match. The hosts aim to regain their spot in top four, but they will have a big fish to fry against Rangers, who impressed in the 4-0 crushing of St. Mirren. As for the home team, both Nathan McGinley and Barry Maguire continue to miss out with injuries. In their last meeting in the Scottish top flight the two sides played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Liam Kelly):
Born in Newport Pagnell, England Liam Kelly is a right-footed midfielder who plays for Coventry City in the League One. Kelly is a product of Milton Keynes Dons football school, but he did not play for the club at senior level. The English footballer started his senior career at Scottish club Kilmarnock, but after making 100 appearances in the league for the Killie, he moved to England, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with Bristol City.
The English footballer played for the likes of Oldaham Athletic and Leyton Orient as well before joining Coventry City in the summer of 2017. His main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and right midfielder as well.
His preferred foot is right. He made his league debut with Coventry City on August 5, 2017 in a 3-0 win over Notts County, while scoring his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Stevenage in April, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Rangers):
Glasgow Rangers are one of the two synonyms for Scottish Football. Glasgow Rangers were founded back in 1872 and they have been playing an important role in the Scottish top flight ever since. The Gers won their 54th Scottish Premier League title in the 2010/2011 season, but winning of European Cup Winners’ Cup trophy in 1972 is considered the club’s biggest success.
Glasgow Rangers defeated Dynamo Moscow in the final of the competition, with the likes of Stein and Johnston (two goals) scoring for the Scottish side. Celtic are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two teams meet in the Old Firm derby. The likes of Paul Gascoigne, David Weir, Stefan Klos, Chris Boyd, Ian Durrant and Kenny Miller are some of Rangers’ former notable players.
It has to be noted that the Gers welcome their rivals at Ibrox Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 50,817. Rangers’ support is largely drawn from the Protestant Unionist community.