Dunfermilne v Dundee Betting Tip Draw – 2 August 2019

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Scottish Premiership Betting Tips

ScotlandDunfermilne v DundeeScotland
Friday 2nd August 1905hrs
Football – Scotland – Scottish Championship
Pick  Draw
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 12/5 (odds taken 18.00 GMT, Thursday 1 August)

1 X 2
8/5 12/5 29/20

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 1, 2019 at 18.00)

The Scottish Championship season kicks off on Friday evening and it looks to be an excellent match to get things started, as Dunfermilne host Dundee at East End Park.

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Dunfermilne Preview – Can Dunfermilne take League Cup form into the league campaign?

Although this is the start of the league campaign, Dunfermilne (and their opponents for that matter) have already been competing in the Scottish League Cup. It was a very successful group stage for Stevie Crawford’s men who topped their section. That achievement earned them a tie away to holders Celtic in the first knockout round. It will be a great occasion for the Pars – as well as a profitable one for the club – but arguably not the game they would have hoped for if they wished to continue in the competition. Their only blot in the section was a 1-0 defeat to Edinburgh City, winning their other three games. What will be particularly pleasing for Crawford, being a former strikers, was the 13 goals they scored across the four matches.

Kevin Nisbet, who joined from rivals Raith Rovers in the summer, scored five of those 13 goals and will be eager to get the league campaign off to a fast start. Nisbet scored 29 goals in League One last season so it will be interesting to see how he handles this step-up. Still only 22, you would expect plenty of improvement still to come. Crawford enjoyed a productive spell as a player at East End Park and he will be beaming with the potential that Nisbet has. He’ll be hoping the striker can be the different with Dunfermilne making the playoffs.


Both teams to score


Dundee Preview – Will the dark blues start as they mean to go on and get three points?

Dundee will be competing at his level for the first time since — following relegation from the Premiership last season. It was a disaster from start to finish in 2018/19 and seen them end up on their third manager. James McPake was in charge for only the final game of the ill-fated campaign but he impressed enough during that spell to get the job on a permanent basis. This is his first job in senior management but the early signs are positive. Dundee also qualified for the next round of the League Cup and will face Aberdeen at home later this month.  A cup run would be seen as a bonus in the season ahead but the priority is very much the league.

The sole objective is for Dundee to win promotion back to the top-flight. They, along with their city rivals United, are expected to battle it out for the title. What McPake and his players cannot do, however, is believe that to the case. This is an unforgiving league and usually very competitive from top to bottom.  A fast start is also usually important which means a result on Friday would completely refresh the club following the dismal previous campaign.

Key-Facts – Dunfermilne v Dundee

  • Dunfermilne topped their League Cup group making it a very impressive start to the season for Stevie Crawford’s men
  • Having been relegated last season Dundee will be out for a fast start as they look to challenge for the title and automatic promotion
  • Dundee also joined their opponents in the next round of the Scottish League Cup where they will face Aberdeen later this month

Dunfermilne v Dundee Betting Advice

A new season means new hope and that will be the message both managers will be telling their players. Dunfermilne and Dundee never enjoyed much of the previous campaign but there is reason for optimism. Having both qualified for the next stage of the League Cup it’s an indication that the two squads of players are eager to make up for what has went before. Whilst Dundee are fancied more to challenge for promotion and the title, the hosts will also harbour hopes of going up. Realistically that they be through the playoffs but they will expect to match their opponents tomorrow.

This is the first of 36 league games in what will be a punishing season. Dunfermilne will be out to make themselves hard to beat in front of their own supporter. Dundee know they will be in for a game and they themselves are still getting used to a new manager with a number of new players. A draw may not be the result either are aiming for but it would represent a solid beginning.