Dundee United visit on Tuesday

28 January 2013 09:29
Motherwell and Dundee United play at Fir Park on Tuesday with three league points at stake. Our home form has improved in recent games; can we end the month with a win?

The game also pitches an incoming member of the Scotland setup against an outgoing one. McCall and Houston saw their teams exchange away wins in November with a single goal the margin each time.  Still, Motherwell go into this one with a 7 point advantage.

United were frustrated by a late equaliser from Ross County on Saturday and they may well feel better playing away from Tannadice.  They have not won at home since mid-August, 12 games ago.  In addition, they have a Scottish Cup tie against Rangers next weekend, surely a distraction?

Motherwell have had plenty of recovery time since Higdon’s hat-trick delivered the victory over St Johnstone.  Whether enough time has passed to allow Randolph’s dodgy hamstring to recover remains to be seen but in Hollis we have a very competent replacement.  McHugh was promoted to the starting eleven last time and he’ll be hoping to establish himself as a regular.  Higginbotham will be expecting some game time but it might be that he and Francis-Angol start on the bench.

The SPL games over the weekend produced results that were kind to our league position.  A win would give us a handy buffer over the chasing pack and with our home form on the up a 3-1 triumph might be on the cards.

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