The games will be played on the followingdates thanks to the TV companies.
Friday April 19 1945 Dundee United (a)
Sunday April 28 1245 Celtic (h)
Saturday May 4 1500 Inverness (a)
Sunday May 12 1605 Ross County (h)
Sunday May 19 1245 St Johnstone (a)
As ever, the ugly cut has caused an imbalance in the meetings between some teams. Although Motherwell will have 19 home and 19 away matches, over the course of the season the pattern of venues with our top half opponents will be
Celtic HAHH, Inverness HAHA, Ross County AHAH, St Johnstone HAHA and Dundee United HAHA
The Fir Park treasurer will be smiling at the prospect of a third home gate against Celtic and that will, to some extent, balance the injustice in 2010 when Motherwell had three league visits to Parkhead and no post-split visit from either of the Old Firm.
This will be the last split before the SPL loses the Clydesdale Bank as its main sponsor. The uncertainty about the format of next season's competition cannot be doing anything to tempt a new name into play.
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