Alex Neil may have packed his bags and left New Douglas Park last week but Hamilton can still provide punters with a pay day as they entertain Dundee Utd on Monday.
On paper of course, the clash looks like a tough one to call given that the teams are third and fourth respectively and are separated by just a point. Moreover, the pair’s only other meeting this term, at Tannadice in September, finished all square and subsequently, Stan James’s 5/2 for the two sides to secure a point apiece again is attracting interest while there’s also been a few quid for another 2-2 scoreline at 14/1 with William Hill.
However, the Accies have an impressive record at New Douglas Park, where they’ve won six and lost just one of their nine fixtures and alongside Celtic, they have the division’s best home defensive record. Couple this with the fact that the Terrors have managed just one victory in their last six league matches on the road and the hosts start to look like the value call at 6/4 via Ladbrokes to register a fifth success in six outings.
Nevertheless, if United are to lose they look likely to keep things close. Indeed, their last three travelling defeats have been by a one-goal margin and it’s a tasty 3/1 at Skybet for the odd goal to settle this one in Hamilton’s favour.
More accurately, in a match that’s 4/6 (bet365) to see both teams find the net, BetVictor’s 9/1 about the Accies finishing on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline isn’t without appeal and Paddy Power post 5/1 against Martin Canning’s boys nicking it following an even first half.
In attack, Hamilton’s French front man Anthony Andreu continues to find the net with impressive regularity and having notched in each of his last two matches the Premiership’s top scorer looks absolutely huge at 7/1 courtesy of BetVictor to break the deadlock. Alternatively, Paddy Power go 9/4 about the 26-year-old adding to his tally at any stage.
Anthony Andreu to score first – 7/1 (BetVictor)