It is becoming clearer by the day who will be occupying the top three positions in the Scottish Premiership and in which particular order. Celtic are certain to lift the title once again and Aberdeen are starting to move away from Rangers in the fight for the runners-up position. Indeed whilst the Dons slipped up against Hamilton Academical last week, they still sit a relatively comfortable six points ahead of the Light Blues thanks to the latter’s inconsistencies of late.
Derek McInnes’ men have enjoyed an excellent season and whilst they were never realistically expected to challenge Celtic for the Scottish title, many doubted their abilities to finish above newly-promoted Rangers at the end of the season. The fact is that while the Dons may yet slip-up and fall behind the Gers, there is little indication that this will prove to be the case given recent performances and we believe that they will further cement their ‘best of the rest’ position by collecting three points at home to struggling Motherwell.
The Steelmen grabbed for themselves a welcome and much-needed win at the weekend with a 2-1 victory at Kilmarnock but they remain dangerously close to the danger zone with just three points separating them from the bottom two. Prior to last weekend’s win, Motherwell had lost four on the bounce with no less than seventeen goals leaked during that time and just three scored in reply. This doesn’t bode too well ahead of the trip to high-flying Aberdeen and whilst a home win looks pretty nailed-on, a clean sheet for the hosts will be the icing on the cake as they maintain their healthy lead over Rangers in the Scottish top-flight.