Motherwell captain Keith Lasley could be persuaded to believe in fate as his side travel to Livingston tonight (Wednesday) in the League Cup.
The sides have only met once before in the competition, in 2004, when ’Well won 5-0 on their way to that season’s final.
Lasley said: “If the same thing happens this season I could certainly believe in fate, but really the cup competitions are where we really want to improve this season.
“There is no reason we can’t, but these are the sort of games you really have to go in with the right attitude to get the right result.
“I was away when the side reached the League Cup final, but I did play in the Scottish Cup final a couple of years ago and those are the occasions you want to be involved in.
“We are only three games away from the final, but for the time being just want to give ourselves a chance to get into the next round and we’ll take it from there.”
’Well are also in action on Saturday as they welcome Ross County to Fir Park.
Lasley said: “We were a bit sloppy against Dundee United, but we’ll take the point and move on. County had a good win over Hearts so will be full of confidence.”