Dunfermilne Athletic vs Partick Thistle Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 18 February 2022

Tight game expected at East End Park

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ScotlandDunfermilne Athletic vs Partick ThistleScotland
18 February 1745hrs
Football – Scotland – Championship
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Boylesports
Odds: 7/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 17 February 

 

Dunfermilne host Partick Thistle at East End Park on Friday night in a game which has meaning at both ends of the Scottish Championship.

 

Bet at Boylesports

 

Dunfermilne Athletic Preview – Are Dunfermilne set for a first win over opponents this season?

The arrival of John Hughes following Peter Grant’s sacking in November was designed to lift the Pars off bottom spot in the division and steer them to safety well ahead of the end of the season. Successive wins in his first two matches, giving Dunfermilne their first victories of the league season, seemed to signal that it would be no time at all before they started to climb the table and leave any relegation woes behind. As it is, as we approach the business end of the season, Hughes’ men are still looking over their shoulder.

Dunfermilne come into this game in ninth place and four points ahead of Queen of the South who are the only team below them. They have, however, played a game more than that rival. They’re also three points behind Ayr as they strive to move out the relegation playoff spot they’re currently in.

 

Our betting prediction
1-1 Correct Score
5/1
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 17 February)

The Pars form of late has been decent, though, giving them some encouragement they will be able to preserve their Championship status for another season. Before taking on Kilmarnock at the weekend they had taken eight points from four games. Despite going down 2-1 to Killie it was another decent performance.

Hughes will be looking for his players to continue that level of performance heading into this game. Dunfermilne have been decent at home since the change in manager, losing only once in five.

Partick Thistle Preview – Can Thistle boost their promotion hopes with an away win?

Ian McCall and his players will be raring to go for each and every game coming their way in the weeks ahead. Partick Thistle have played fewer league matches than any other team in the Championship – as many as three fewer than more than half the other teams.

Thistle sit fifth in the table, one place out the promotion playoffs which would have been their aim from the outset of the season. However, despite being eight points behind leaders Arbroath they will still feel there is a chance of winning the league courtesy of the games in hand they have.

 

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The Jags are one of the form teams in division as well. Their last 15 league games have seen them lose just once (a 2-0 defeat at home to Arbroath). McCall will feel they could and should have won more than the seven in that run but it indicates how competitive they are despite only winning promotion for this season.

Striker Zac Rudden did move on in the winter transfer window so it remains to be seen how his departure effects their promotion chances. Alex Jakubiak has arrived in his place but he has not scored a league goal since 2020.

Dunfermilne Athletic vs Partick Thistle Betting Advice

A win for the home team would be a significant boost to their battle to avoid the drop whilst the visitors come in search of three points that would take them into the top four and push them closer to a potential title challenge. Thistle are unbeaten in the two league meetings against Dunfermilne this season, winning 3-0 here at the beginning of the campaign before a goalless draw at home.

Ian McCall’s men also knocked the Pars out of cup competition.

 

Key Facts –  Dunfermilne Athletic vs Partick Thistle Betting Tip

  • Dunfermilne have lost only one of their five home games under Hughes
  • Partick are unbeaten in their last seven away games in the Championship
  • Thistle won 3-0 here earlier in the season with the other league game ending goalless

 

I expect this will be in keeping with the two most recent meetings between the sides which have produced a total of one goal. Nine of Thistle’s last 11 games in all competitions have had two or fewer in them, similar in five of Dunfermilne’s last seven. Take under 2.5 goals in this one.

Best Betting Odds for Dunfermilne Athletic vs Partick Thistle

Dunfermilne Athletic: 2/1 Betfred
Draw: 21/10 at Betfred
Partick Thistle: 13/19 at Betfred