Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong predicting action-packed encounter

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Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong expects this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash with Motherwell to be an open affair.

Armstrong says Motherwell’s style of play coupled with a big playing surface at Fir Park should make for an entertaining tussle.

The Scotland international also cites previous meetings with Motherwell during his time as a Dundee United player when assessing Saturday’s clash.

“When I was at Dundee United we always played well against Motherwell for some reason. They liked to pass the ball and it was always an open game so it tended to be high-scoring and we always seemed to come out on top, I don’t know why,” he said.

“It’s away from home and Fir Park seems to be one of these pitches where there’s a lot of space so I always enjoy playing there and hopefully I can play my part when go there.”

Armstrong has recently returned from injury and played 30 minutes in Celtic’s 2-1 win at Hamilton before the international break as the champions closed the gap on league leaders Aberdeen to a single point.

Having made a strong impact after moving to Glasgow from Tannadice in January, Armstrong is hoping there are enough games coming up to allow him to get back into manager Ronny Deila’s thinking.

“They are all big games as we’re still pushing for the league and we have the League Cup match against Hearts coming up as well, which is a big game for us.

“We’d like to retain that trophy and then there’s the Europa League and everyone wants to play in that too, so it’s an exciting month for us. I hope that I’m involved and a part of that,” Armstrong added.

Celtic are 1.30 to beat Motherwell on Saturday, the home side are 10.00 while the draw is 5.50.

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