First Team

Motherwell 0-1 Heart of Midlothian

Saturday 15th September 2018, KO 15:00 | Ladbrokes Premiership | Fir Park

Pre Match Info

The table topping Jambos travel to Fir Park for a 3pm kick-off against The Steelmen on Saturday, September 15th. 

Ticket Info

Tickets for the match will be available to purchase at Fir Park on the day. Alternatively, fans can purchase them directly from Motherwell via the following link: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/motherwellfc/EDP/Event/Index/34

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • Adults: £24
  • Concessions (Over 60s, 16-18, Students with valid ID): £17
  • Juniors (Aged 15 and under): £3
  • Family (1 Adult & 2 Junior): £28

Please note: Tickets for this match cannot be purchased directly from Hearts.

 

Supporter info

Supporters with tickets are reminded that allocated seating is in operation at Fir Park, so they should sit in the seat number that corresponds with their match ticket.

Limited parking is available in the Civic Centre on Orbiston Street on a first come, first served basis.

No smoking or vaping is permitted inside Fir Park, however there is a designated smoking/vaping area behind the South Stand.

Supporters are reminded that there is a zero tolerance policy on alcohol, smoke canisters and flares inside any Scottish football ground. Anyone found to be carrying any such item, or acting in an unorderly manner faces being refused entry or ejected from the stadium and subject to a fine and/or football banning order.

 

Team news

Manager Craig Levein has a near clean bill of health with his squad – long term injuries aside - after everyone returned from international duty fighting fit.

Craig has confirmed to heartsfc.co.uk that he himself will be in attendance at tomorrow’s game.

 

Previously

Hearts faced Motherwell four times last season; in the Scottish Cup and three times in the league.

It was honours even in the Ladbrokes Premiership. The Steelmen won the opening encounter 2-1 at Fir Park before Hearts bagged a 1-0 victory in the return fixture at Tynecastle. The third meeting, also at Tynecastle ended in a 1-1 draw.

The last time the two sides met at Fir Park was that fourth encounter, a Scottish Cup quarter final. The home side took an early lead through Curtis Main after the Jambos failed to clear an incoming corner, but Kyle Lafferty’s second-half penalty restored parity. The match looked to be heading to a replay until Carl McHugh’s wonderstrike four minutes from time sealed Motherwell’s place in the semi finals.

 

The opposition

Like last season, Motherwell suffered a slow start to the league campaign. An opening day 3-0 reversal at Hibs was followed up by a 1-0 defeat at home to Hamilton Accies.

Things started to pick up, however, when Rangers visited Fir Park at the end of August. A spirited showing saw Motherwell bag a last minute equaliser to secure a 3-3 draw in what was a highly entertaining game.

The Steelmen followed that up with a 3-1 win at Dundee before the international break, while a second-round Betfred Cup win over Livingston has set up a quarter final tie against Hearts at Tynecastle on September 26th. 

Summer signing Danny Johnson has two league goals to his name while Elliott Frear and Conor Sammon both have three Betfred Cup strikes to their names, however the latter will be unable to play against his parent club on Saturday.

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