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Match Preview :- Solihull Moors - Saturday September 10th, 2005 (15:00:00)
Saturday will see the arrival of Moor Green to the Fold. After an uninspiring start to the season, Moor Green?s last match away at Stafford saw them notch up a remarkable win, taking all three points with an unexpected 3-1 defeat of their hosts. They are now three points behind Celtic, on six points and will be full of confidence after their last excursion.

Their start to the season was three draws and two losses. The draws were decent though, drawing with Droylsden and Kettering at home, and Gainsborough away ? so they are no pushovers. This is shown by their most recent result ? the win at Stafford. However, they can be beaten as Workington showed, beating them 4-1 at Moor Green?s temporary home in Solihull. This defeat is currently the worst home defeat of any team in the league. Their other defeat was a 3-0 defeat away at Harrogate.

The Harrogate game is the only game that they have not scored in. Otherwise, they are doing well on the scoring front, with eight goals scored so far this campaign, and away from home, they have scored five goals in three matches, a 1.7 average. Conceding wise, away from home, they have conceded five in three games, nearly two a game. As with last season, they are looking to Darren Middleton to bag them the goals, and he is not disappointing with three goals so far this campaign (all scored around the 68 minute mark!). Their other goals have come from a variety of players, including a late own goal in their opening day game away at Gainsborough which brought the teams level. All bar two of their goals have been scored in the second half, indeed, in the last twenty minutes, whilst it is just about half and half on the conceding front, with around half time their weakest point.

Celtic?s home form is good, without a loss at home, and two wins (though we are also without a win away). We have not managed to keep a clean sheet so far this campaign, but we have scored in every game. Lee Ellington and Neil Prince are leading the way in the scoring, with Paul Sykes catching up rapidly.

Despite eight goals being scored in the two games with Moor Green last season, both games ended in 2-2 draws, with the first game seeing two stoppage time goals, one from each team!

Ahead of the game, Moor Green don?t have any suspension or injury worries and lined up in their win over Stafford as:
1. James Coates
2. Junior English
3. Philip Midworth
4. Lee Collins
5. Guy Sanders
6. John Snape
7. Dave Morrison
8. Darren Middleton
9. Neil Davis
10. David Bridgwater
11. Phil Trainer

Celtic?s last win over Vauxhall Motors saw them line up as:
1. Paul Pettinger
2. Grant Black
3. Mark Barnard
4. Barrie Keeling
5. Mark Haran
6. Chris Price
7. Steve Garvey
8. Tom Field
9. Lee Ellington
10. Paul Sykes
11. Neil Prince

The automated prediction algorithm has taken recent and historic results on board and gone for a 3-2 win to Celtic, though with Moor Green?s recent away day exploits, this is by no means assured, and Celtic are going to have to play better than they have been to make it three home wins on the trot. However, this is a game that Celtic can win. A win could propel Celtic up to fifth if Hucknall?s game at Worcester sees the home side win.
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