Dundee United vs St Johnstone Betting Tip Away Win -1 – 1 August 2020

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Dundee United vs St Johnstone
1st August 1500hrs
Football – Scotland – Scottish Premiership
Pick Away Win -1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 23/5 odds taken 2200 GMT, Thursday 30 July

Micky Mellon’s Dundee United and Callum Davidson’s St Johnstone clash at Tannadice Park on the opening weekend of the new Scottish Premiership season on Saturday. The Terrors were promoted from the Scottish Championship last term, so staying in the top tier will be their ultimate goal this season. As for the Saints, they will be hoping to build on their sixth-place finish in last term’s Premiership. We have the latest odds and top tips.

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Dundee United Preview – Can the Championship champions start with a win?

As we all know, the Scottish football season was cut short last term. Still, Dundee United were well on their way to promotion from the Championship, as they were 14 points clear at the top when the campaign was ended in March.

Robbie Neilson guided United to promotion, but the 40-year-old later left to take over at Hearts, who were relegated from the Premiership. Neilson’s side won an impressive 18 of 28 league fixtures, drawing five and losing five of the other ten. Along the way, the Terrors scored an impressive 52 goals, conceding just 22 at the other end.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 2210 GMT, Thursday 30 July)

This will no doubt be a testing first season back in the top flight for Dundee Utd. The club will feel like they are back where they belong, but they have a very tough start. Before next weekend’s trip to Motherwell, can Mellon’s boys put a big three points on the board on opening weekend?

St Johnstone Preview – Saints to return to Perth with three points in the bag?

St Johnstone, who are now managed by Callum Davidson, had a fine season under Tommy Wright last term. The popular Wright guided St Johnstone to a sixth-place finish in the Premiership, which will be tough to better this time around. This will be St Johnstone’s 11th successive season in Scotland’s top tier.

The Saints ended last term in excellent form, winning four of their last eight, losing only one of nine. In fact, in 2020, St Johnstone have been beaten just twice in league action – with only Livingston and Celtic getting the better of them.

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After Saturday’s trip to Tannadice, St Johnstone play Aberdeen and Rangers in their next two. With that in mind, Davidson and his boys will be targeting all three points from this one.


Dundee United vs St Johnstone Betting Advice

These two teams have not met since the 2015-16 Premiership campaign. The pair squared off three times that season, with St Johnstone winning 2-1 on two occasions, while Dundee Utd picked up a 1-0 away victory in the last meeting.


Key Facts – Dundee United vs St Johnstone Betting Tip

  • Dundee Utd won the Championship by 14 points last season
  • St Johnstone lost just four times on the road in last term’s Premiership
  • This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since April 2016


Victory at McDiarmid Park back in April 2016 remains United’s only win in this fixture in almost six years. Safe to say, St Johnstone have certainly had the Terrors’ number in recent times.

It could take some time for the home team to settle back into the rigours of top flight football, and we fancy the away side to return to Perth with maximum points at the weekend. You can get the tempting odds of 23/5 (Unibet) for St Johnstone to win -1 at Tannadice.


The best betting odds for Dundee United vs St Johnstone

Dundee United to win: 17/10 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
St Johnstone to win: 17/10 at Bet365