Dundee vs Dundee United Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 1 February 2022

Hard to separate Dundee rivals

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ScotlandDundee vs Dundee UnitedScotland
1 February 1945hrs
Football – Scotland – Premiership
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 7/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 27 January


The Dundee derby is never a tame affair and the blue half of the city will look to make home advantage count against rivals United, as they try to move away from relegation trouble.

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Dundee Preview – Can Dundee register a third home win in their last four league matches?

Dundee’s match with St Mirren scheduled for last weekend was postponed due to the weather. On one hand it gives James McPake some extra time to prepare for this game and his players additional rest, but it also means they didn’t have a chance to move closer to the teams above them. After last week’s draw away to St Johnstone they remain in second place – five points behind Ross County now and still a couple above Saints.

McPake will be aware that he has to somehow find a way to get his side back to winning ways. Their last win in the league was back on the 1st of December, taking one point from their next seven.


Our betting prediction
1-0 Dundee Correct Score
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 27 January )

With options up front looking quite limited, Dundee have sought to bring in some reinforcements in that area. Zak Rudden is enjoying a productive season for Championship outfit Partick Thistle and has made the step up to the top-flight until the end of the campaign. He joins the experienced Niall McGinn who came in from Aberdeen last week. Both could feature in this game.

Their inclusions will be a big boost to a team who have failed to score in five of their last seven league matches.

Dundee United Preview – Will United follow up their win against their arch rivals from earlier in the season?

It was a case of so near yet so far for Dundee United on Saturday. Tam Courts’ men put in a brilliant defensive performance to frustrate Celtic for 90 minutes, only to concede the crucial goal in the first minute of added time. Although they didn’t create a huge amount of their own, they would have thought they had done enough to gain a point and continue what has been a positive spell for them.

It followed their come from behind win against Ross County in midweek and progressing in the Scottish Cup after defeating Kilmarnock. The latter of those were away from home but they remain in search of a first league victory on the road since October.


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Since defeating Hibs 3-0, United have taken two points from a possible 18 on the road. Their last three losses have all been by a single goal and them failing to get on the score sheet, again highlighting their own issues in front of goal. Tony Watt has come in from Motherwell to help bolster their attack but looks like being deployed more on the wing than as a central striker.

United have also brought in Tim Akinola from Arsenal on loan. He will be a straight replacement for Jeando Fuchs who left the club last week.

Dundee vs Dundee United Betting Advice

Dundee’s need for points is obviously a lot greater than their rivals but United will be hoping to boost their top six hopes and will take encouragement from their performance at the weekend. The issue is obviously scoring goals for both teams which could see a single goal settle it.

That was the case back in September when the teams met at Tannadice – United prevailing 1-0 on that occasion.


Key Facts –  Dundee vs Dundee United Betting Tip

  • Dundee are looking to avoid an eighth straight league match without a win
  • Dundee United have not won away from home since the middle of October (3-0 away to Hibs)
  • An Ian Harkes goal proved to be the difference when the sides met at Tannadice back in September


With the game being hard to call I am opting to go for a low-scoring affair. Back under 2.5 goals. This has been a winner in nine of United’s away games and four of Dundee’s last five in the league.


Best Betting Odds for Dundee vs Dundee United

Dundee: 6/4 Betfred
Draw: 11/5 at Betfred
Dundee United: 15/8 at Betfred