It’s a big weekend in the relegation battle in the Ladbrokes Premiership as we head into the league’s final round of fixtures before the post-split games are played.
Inverness travel to Motherwell four points adrift from their opponents and sitting bottom of the table. Motherwell are sitting in the relegation playoff position and will be looking to extend their advantage over Inverness to seven points with a win on Saturday, a result which would leave Inverness in dire trouble going into the post-split fixtures.
Inverness come into the game having only secured three points in their last five games and throughout the season, their form has been dreadful. They’ve only picked up one win and 12 points in their last 21 games, Inverness’s last win came in the form of a 2-1 win against Rangers back in February.
The hosts Motherwell have shared similar bad form and have only picked up two points from their last five games. Motherwell have only racked up 12 points at home this season which is the poorest home record out of all of the teams in the Scottish Premiership. Fans of the steel men will be looking over their shoulder nervously at Inverness should Caley Thistle grab a win.
Motherwell will be hoping Lewis Moult will be back in the side as Motherwell look to pull well clear of the bottom spot. Moult is Motherwell’s top goal scorer this season with 12 goals and has three assists.
Inverness will be without their captain Gary Warren and Larnell Cole after both were sent off against St Johnstone. They have the option of turning to on- loan striker Billy Mckay in the hope he’ll find the net. Inverness also have the talents of Josh Meekings, Aaron Doran and David Raven waiting in the wings on the sidelines should Inverness need to turn to the bench for inspiration. Defender Jamie McCart has recovered from illness and is likely to to be in the starting 11 for Inverness.
Expect goals as none of the last 20 top-flight matches between the two have ended in a draw. Motherwell have won 12 games and Inverness Caledonian Thistle have won eight.
It’s sure to be an entertaining game at Fir Park with everything to play for. Come full-time, Inverness could be sliding ever closer to the trapdoor of the Championship or it could be the start of a remarkable bid for survival.