Dundee v St Mirren Betting Tip St Mirren – 18 May 2019

St Mirren to uphold their end and take three points

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ScotlandDundee v St MirrenScotland
Saturday 18th May 1230hrs 
Football – Scotland – Premierships
Pick St Mirren
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 29/20 (odds taken 21.25GMT, Wednesday 15th May)

The battle to avoid the relegation playoff is going to the wire in Scotland and St Mirren travel to Dundee on the final day of the season knowing they have to better Hamilton’s result in order to finish in 10th and avoid the playoff.

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Dundee Preview

This whole season has been a complete nightmare for Dundee and they know they will be playing Championship football come the beginning the new campaign. Neil McCann was relieved of his managerial duties and replaced with Jim McIntyre in October last year but despite a slight revival around Christmas time, the Dens Park club have been nothing short of shocking since and they parted company with a manager for a second time this season last week, heading into their final game. Ironically enough, McIntyre’s sacking came a day after Dundee recorded their first win in 11 games and ending a treacherous 10 match losing streak. Former captain James McPake will take charge of Saturday’s game at home to St Mirren but it remains to be seen which way the unpredictable American owners go in terms of a permanent appointment. Like last week away to Livingston, all that’s left for Dundee now is playing for pride and trying to give their fans something to shout about – albeit it is very much scant consolation. To give the players some credit – despite underachieving and underperforming all season – did show a bit of pride last week in their 1-0 win and they will have to be professional once again this weekend as their involvement is going to be key in terms of who finishes in 11th and faces a two-legged playoff to survive in the to-flight.

 

St Mirren to win 1-0
13/2

Betfair

 

St Mirren Preview

Having looked down and out in terms of even surviving automatic relegation for much of the season, St Mirren could be as little as a point away from avoiding any relegation fears whatsoever, which would cap a terrific turnaround and be a feather in the cap for manager Oran Kearney. The Buddies win at home to Hamilton on Monday has set this final day up perfectly with only a point between the two clubs in Accies’ favour, but St Mirren have a superior goal difference so know should Hamilton lose then a draw away to Dundee would be good enough. Of course, setting out for a draw will not even be in Kearney’s thoughts as a win gives his team the best chance of finishing above Hamilton – and even that many not be good enough of their rivals can beat St Johnstone at home. Whatever happens it’s been a much more positive second half to the season for St Mirren and should ensure they remain with this coaching staff going forward. The win against Hamilton was their third in seven games and the only defeat in that time has come against champions Celtic, where they were also very competitive.

 

Key-Facts – Dundee v St Mirren

  • It’s the final day of the season for the bottom six clubs in Scotland and St Mirren need a result to guarantee their top-flight status
  • Dundee are already relegated and parted company with Jim McIntyre last week – their second managerial sacking of the season
  • The Saints have won three of their last seven and come into this game full of belief

 

Dundee v St Mirren Betting Advice

These two clubs have been competing against each other at the bottom of the table all season and it’s only the last month or so where St Mirren have been able to pull away from Dundee. A key reason to that is what both done in the January transfer window, bringing in an influx of new players. St Mirren’s have paid off and totally transformed the team’s fortunes whilst Dundee’s has been the complete opposite and the recruitment was just not good enough – leading to a further decline in performances and results.

When St Mirren defeated Dundee at the end of March it signalled the difference between the teams and was essentially the catalyst for the Dens Park club’s demise. It will be interesting to see how much of a bounce, if any, they get from the late-in-season change in manager, but it could well come down to motivation and desire this weekend – which St Mirren have in abundance at the moment. A win may not be enough to see them finish above Hamilton but they are definitely the team to side with in this clash to make sure that Accies need to do their job.


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