A six-match winless streak has probably put-paid to any ambitions Dundee United had of finishing in second spot and given their form, culminating in a 3-0 mauling at Ross County last weekend, the Terrors look too skinny at 11/10 with Ladbrokes as they entertain St Johnstone in Monday evening’s televised encounter.
For their part, Saints, Paddy Power’s 11/4 chances are unbeaten in three and that trio would all have been victories had they not conceded twice late on against Hearts to only earn a point. Subsequently, they might prove popular with punters but it’s wise to tread carefully given their pretty ordinary away record and for those desperate for a match bet, the stalemate is about the most appealing result at 5/2 (bet365).
The real value however, is in the goal-related markets. Banker-hunters can tackle BetVictor’s 8/11 about both teams finding the net, it’s 5/6 courtesy of Skybet for the scrap to generate at least three goals while the Premiership’s top scorer Stevie May is also worth following.
The St Johnstone front man has struck eight times in six outings and bagged a hat trick against United when the pair last met in December; he’s a generous 11/2 (William Hill) to net first in this one and Stan James chalk the 16-goal striker up at 15/8 to add to his tally at any point.
Stevie May to score first – 11/2 (William Hill)