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Arbroath vs Motherwell betting tips: Scottish Cup preview, predictions and odds

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Arbroath vs Motherwell

Arbroath to draw 1-1 with Motherwell after 90 minutes- 6/1!


At 6/1, a £10 bet would return £70!

Arbroath vs Motherwell

January 21, 2023

3:00 pm GMT

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Motherwell to qualify after extra time- 9/1!

Match preview

Arbroath were last season’s Scottish football fairytale, but are struggling to live up to their own astronomical standards.

Last year, despite being the only part-time team in the Championship, the Red Lichties came agonisingly close to the title, pipped by Kilmarnock by just two points.

The Smokies top-flight dreams were then shattered in the play-offs, ousted by Inverness Caley Thistle on penalties.

Right now, Dick Campbell’s team are second bottom of the Championship, with Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Ayr meaning they’ve won just one of their last ten.

In Scottish Cup terms, Arbroath beat Fraserburgh in round three, so are on the cusp of reaching the last 16 in back-to-back seasons for the first time ever.

This tie sees them face Motherwell for the first time since 2000, so can the Smokies spring a surprise?

This is not uncharted territory for the Steelmen, who’ve knocked out a Championship outfit at this stage in each of the last three seasons.

The Well last won this trophy in 1991, more-recently beaten by Celtic in the finals of 2011 and 2018.

Right now, the priority for Stevie Hammell’s men is ensuring they are not a Championship club themselves come May.

Motherwell drew 1-1 with Ross County on Saturday, Stuart McKinstry breaking the deadlock, with this extending their winless streak to eight matches.

As a result, the Steelmen are hovering dangerously close to the drop zone.

Here, can Arbroath claim a top-flight scalp at Gayfield?

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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