The abundance of dead rubbers can often make the last day of the season a sedate, relaxed affair but it will be far from laid back at Tannadice today as Dundee United collide with neighbours Dundee for a summer of local bragging rights.
Home advantage means that bookies side with the Terrors, Stan James installing them as 21/20 jollies while the Dark Blues are an 11/4 chance at BetVictor but neither side comes into the contest in any kind of form – the visitors are winless in six and United have managed one victory in as many matches – so it’s hard to pick a winner.
On that basis, the smart money will be on bet365’s stalemate quote of 13/5 even though the pair have yet to share the spoils this term and a case can be made for Ladbrokes’s 7/2, posted against the Tayside tussle ending in a score draw.
More accurately, BetVictor chalk a 1-1 scoreline up at an enticing 7/1, in a clash that’s 13/20 via betway to see both teams find the net and Skybet quote the duo at 5/1 to head in at the end of each half with the scores level.
Winner.com fancy Jackie McNamara’s men to get on the scoresheet first, quoting them at 7/10 to take a 1-0 lead and United’s Nadir Ciftci is Hills’s 5/1 jolly to break the deadlock. At the other end though, Greg Stewart is a touch more tempting at 13/2 with BetVictor having struck three times in four appearances against the Terrors this season. The Dark Blues attacker is also on offer at 2/1 via Stan James to net at any point.
Score draw – 7/2 (Ladbrokes)