Motherwell take on Celtic this weekend, and during this fixture, they have to exploit the away side’s left-back weakness.
Stephen Robinson’s wingers have looked impressive in the opening five matches of the 2019/20 campaign.
At left-back though Celtic have a big weakness. Kieran Tierney is on his way to Arsenal, with the BBC reporting both Celtic and Arsenal have agreed a fee for the left-back.
Boli-Bolingoli Mbombo has played in the role whilst Tierney’s been absent from the squad. He has looked far from impressive.
Robinson has to make sure his wingers exploit that at Fir Park.
Right wing v left back could be vital to outcome of Motherwell v Celtic clash
The Steelmen have plenty of players they can use on the right flank. Sherwin Seedorf, Jermain Hylton, Devante Cole and even Christian Ilic can play out there.
Whoever starts out there, most likely Hylton, will have a huge task. Mbombo has looked shaky at best during his opening Celtic games. Putting him under pressure will be the Well’s key to success.
He looks nervous in possession whenever he has the ball. Against Cluj in Celtic’s most recent outing he was at fault for the Romanian side’s only goal.
The likes of Hylton have been brilliant so far for Robinson. They all share similar traits. Each Well winger is fast and skillful, with the ability to cut inside and shoot.
Last year with the likes of Chris Cadden and even Gboly Ariyibi, Motherwell didn’t have a goal threat out wide until Jake Hastie came along.
Now they do and this crop of Well wingers have got the chance to make a name for themselves against Celtic. Going up against the out of form Mbombo, this will be Motherwell’s key to goal against the Hoops.
Robinson has to make sure his right winger, whoever it may be, gets at the Belgian full-back from the off.