Live on ESPN: Sun 12:00. The Sunday Mail’s Odds Fellow, aka Chris Hutcheon fancies Dundee Utd to hold Rangers to a draw in their SPL clash
Whether the referee at Tannadice today is from Malta, Luxembourg, Timbuktu or even the local Strathmore Glazing Premier Division, one half of the crowd will be calling for his head if he points to the spot as Dundee United lock horns with Rangers.
The hastily appointed official is a tempting 17/10 with Paddy Power to buckle under the pressure of a vociferous appeal and award a penalty to either side while Ladbrokes offer 2/1 for someone to score from twelve yards and 4/7 for the man in the middle to brandish a card before a goal is scored or a substitution made.
The ‘Gers are odds-on at 8/11 with Stan James to make light of the refereeing farce to collect three points but there is a slight sense of uncertainty about today’s game that stretches from who will blow the whistle blower to who will win the match and it might be unwise to rule out theTerrors.
Admittedly, Rangers hundred percent record on the road strips some value from Hills’ 9/2 about an away win but it’s worth considering United at 11/4 (Ladbrokes) to grab a point, just as they did at Celtic Park last week.
make Peter Houston’s troops 6/1 to manage another 1-1 draw against Old Firm opposition but as the United boss admits, his side will have to be wary of danger man Kenny Miller, a 4/1 shot at bet365 to bag the first. Nevertheless, the Terrors have a decent striker of their own in David Goodwillie, who is 5/2 with Totesport to add to his tally at some stage.
Hearts moved into third after recording a fourth straight 2-0 win last week and 888Sport quote the Jambos at 14/1 to again notch twice without reply, at Motherwell. Jim Jefferies men are bet365’s 19/10 outsiders ahead of the Fir Park clash but they’re in great shape at present and could nick this one. Rudi Skacel meanwhile, is a tasty 9/1 at Betfred to strike first.