MOTHERWELL assistant manager James McFadden insists Celtic are beatable as he looks to inflict their first domestic defeat of the season.

Brendan Rodgers' side are unbeaten in the Ladbrokes Premiership, eight points clear at the top and on a high after winning the Betfred Cup final against Aberdeen at Hampden Park last weekend.

Celtic beat Motherwell 5-0 in the second-round of that competition at Parkhead in August as well as 2-0 in the league at the same venue in October and McFadden admits it "is more likely than not" that the Hoops will go on to clinch the treble.

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However, the Fir Park number two, still in the squad as a player, believes it can be the case of third time lucky this season when Celtic visit on Saturday.

He said: "We go in to every game believing we are going to win the game and we set up to win the game.

"It will be same again.

"We are under no illusions. They are by far the best team in the league, we know that.

"They are going to win the league so as long as they are switched on they could win the Scottish Cup but we are still in it, so we are going to say we want to do our best in it.

"Right now it looks like they are going to win the treble and I don't think anyone would be surprised if they do.

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"But they are beatable and that is the mindset for us so we will go and try to win the game.

"The League Cup game was a resounding defeat for us but the league game wasn't, we caused them enough problems in that game.

"I think we have shown that we have dealt with them probably better than most teams in the league and that is the confidence we take going into the game.

"Obviously we have got them at home and it is a chance for us to put on a show for our fans and show everyone else that they are beatable.

"We will need to be at our best but it is possible and we will look for mistakes because at Parkhead we were punished for two mistakes.

"So if we limit the mistakes and take our chances we will be alright."