Motherwell and Hearts meet in the second round of the Betfred Cup on Friday evening. The Fir Park side will hope that home advantage will help to reverse the result of last season's quarter final at Tynecastle.
Motherwell host Celtic for the first home league match of the season at noon on Saturday. The visitors may be clear favourites but the record shows the last three meetings at Fir Park have resulted in a share of the points.
Motherwell and Livingston will meet on Saturday at the Tony Macaroni Arena as the new league campaign begins. The squads are much changed since they met in May to end the season, which will come out on top?
Annan Athletic will play their first match at Fir Park when they travel north to complete the group stage of the Betfred Cup. The visitors are without a win while Motherwell have yet to drop a point. A home win must be expected.